Degenerative disc disease can lead to chronic back pain that’s often challenging to treat. Nameer Haider, MD, and the expert team at OMNI Pain & Precision Medicine in Utica, New York, offer cutting-edge treatments for degenerative disc disease, including the Biodisc® procedure they developed themselves. Call or book an appointment online today to learn more about innovative treatments for degenerative disc disease.
Spinal discs act like small shock absorbers between the vertebrae of your spine. These discs naturally wear out and lose volume as you grow older. When degenerative changes to a spinal disc cause pain, you may have degenerative disc disease, also known as arthritis of the spine.
Degenerative disc disease often affects active, otherwise healthy adults in their 30s or 40s. Signs and symptoms of degenerative disc disease depend on the area of your spine affected and the severity of your condition. Common symptoms of degenerative disc disease include:
If the damaged disc is in your upper back or neck, symptoms affect the upper extremities (arms and hands). Degenerative disc disease in your lower back affects the hips, legs, and feet.
Spinal discs naturally wear out with age. When you’re born, a disc is mostly water. Over time, the discs dry out and don’t function as well. Having a previous spinal injury or participating in activities that involve repetitive stress on the spine may cause symptoms to develop earlier.
Conventional treatment for degenerative disc disease often involves surgery. The specialists at OMNI Pain & Precision Medicine are committed to helping you avoid or delay surgery as much as possible. They actively participate in cutting-edge research and are the developers of leading nonsurgical techniques to treat degenerative disc disease, including the Biodisc® procedure.
The Biodisc® procedure is a regenerative medicine technique involves injecting stem cells directly into the damaged disc. Your OMNI Pain & Precision Medicine surgeon uses advances X-ray guidance to administer the stem cells to the precise location of the damage.
Depending on your needs, they may use the Biodisc® procedure in combination with another regenerative medicine treatment, such as platelet-rich plasma (PRP). If surgery is necessary, the team at OMNI Pain & Precision Medicine uses the most minimally invasive approach possible.
If you think you may have degenerative disc disease, call OMNI Pain & Precision Medicine or book an appointment online today for the highest-quality care.