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Lumbar Degenerative Disc Disease (DDD) - Pain Relief Options

By Edited Nov 13, 2013 0 0

Pain Relief Can Be Yours

Treatment Options

How is your lower back feeling these days?

Do you suffer from pain and you wish you could do something about it?

1.) Lumbar or Sacral Back Pain

If you are having a pain in your lower back that seems to never go away, than you may be suffering from lumbar degenerative disc disease and have nerves problems as a result. This condition happens when a disc in your spine starts to degenerate and becomes weak. As a result, this disc has trouble keeping your vertebra as cushioned and this provides tension and pain along the lower back.

2.)  Potential Causes

Lumbar degenerative disc disease stems from one of two potential scenarios:

A.) Age

The first scenario is with age. As one gets older, the discs become weaker and weaker and have a more difficult time holding together.

B.) Trauma

The other cause can be from a trauma to your back, such as a rear end car accident or an accident during your daily activities at home or at work.

3.) Diagnosis of Lumbar Degenerative Disc Disease (DDD)

It can be difficult to diagnose lumber degenerative disc disease. For some individuals, the pain from it is so strong that it can be difficult to get out of bed in the morning and complete their work; strangely, for others there can be absolute no pain. For some people, the pain will be light in the beginning but then get worse and worse.

However, for other people the pain will happen directly after a back trauma which the pain will be harsh from the beginning. Another way to see if you are having lumbar degenerative disc diseases issues is if your back pain travels to your legs or buttocks. If you feel an intense pressure on either one of both your legs, than this could be a big sign. This means that not only is your lower back involved, but the nerves that extend from your lumbar and sacral spine may be involved now as well. - Often times, the pain will increase as time goes on, so if you are having this condition the best thing to do is consult a doctor and begin working on a treatment as soon as possible.

The jury is still out on how this condition strikes certain people and does not strike others. Of course, if you suffer a trauma and get degenerative disc diseases than the trauma is most likely the culprit. However, this condition can happen for the most part to healthy people without any rhyme or reason. Many doctors believe that lumbar degenerative disc problems can be genetic and run in the family. Also, smoking has been shown to increase the chances of it which may surprise many people.

If you believe that you have lumbar degenerative disc diseases nerves problems than consulting your family doctor should be your top priority.

4.) Back Pain Relief

One great way to help relieve back pain is with the use of a quality made lower back support. Speaking with your local, licensed orthotist can be one of the best things you have done for your lower back pain. These individuals are brace specialists and can give you medical advice on back support for your particular situation. Do not underestimate what a quality back support can do for you.


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