As we start to age, the squishy discs in between each vertebra on the spinal column start to break down. This condition is known as degenerative disc disease (DDD), and it can cause significant back pain to individuals 60 years and older. At Tricity Pain Associates in Corpus Christi, TX, we offer multiple innovative treatments designed to help patients suffering from DDD. Our goal is to help you live more comfortably and without chronic pain. For patients diagnosed with degenerative disc disease or if you think it is the reason for your pain, we encourage you to call us and learn more. Our group of skilled pain management doctors looks forward to helping you feel better and creating a personalized treatment plan that helps you safely manage your pain.
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Before recommending specific treatment options, we will perform a comprehensive exam to assess your condition and symptoms. In addition to an in-depth review of your medical history and symptoms, our physicians may run a series of diagnostic tests, such as advanced imaging or pain mapping. This helps us pinpoint the reason for your pain, allowing us to create a more personalized treatment plan. After diagnosing degenerative disc disease, patients will generally start off with more conservative treatments, such as pain medicine, anti-inflammatory drugs, or physical therapy. For more severe cases or if conservative methods do not alleviate the pain, patients may need more advanced treatment, including surgery.
Schedule an appointment at our state-of-the-art facility in Corpus Christi, TX with one of our expert physicians. The team at Tricity Pain Associates wants to help you feel better and enhance your quality of life.