First and foremost, these diagnoses (degenerative disc disease) are not always the sources of pain. They are actually a normal part of the aging process. As we age, these are normal changes that occur and can be present in many people without symptoms at all.
However, if you have symptoms that you may think are correlated with these diagnoses, you are in luck. The most effective management is through properly dosed movement and exercise. The key phrase is, “properly diagnosed”. This means that it is extremely important for a medical professional, such as a physical therapist, to develop this program and monitor you throughout. There are changes that will have to be made based upon your response to the treatment. This all begins with a thorough assessment with one of the therapists at Infinite Potential