Degenerative Disc “Disease”: Causes, Symptoms & Treatment

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Experiencing chronic back pain from what may have been called degenerative disc “disease” (DDD) can be debilitating, affecting your ability to perform daily tasks and diminishing your quality of life. But it is important to realize that there is hope beyond traditional treatments. 

Stem cell activation offers a revolutionary regenerative additive approach to helping to tackle the root cause of pain from degenerated discs, providing help with long-lasting pain reduction and improved quality of life.  Discover how stem cell activation can help transform your life and help you reclaim your mobility.

What is Degenerative Disc “Disease”?

Degenerative Disc “Disease” (DDD) is a poorly named but common condition that occurs when the spinal discs, which act as shock absorbers between the vertebrae, begin to deteriorate and degenerate. As a result, the bones in the spine may start to pound against each other, leading to pain and discomfort.

DDD is sometimes a natural part of aging, but it can also be exacerbated by factors like injury, obesity, trauma, and external sources of inflammation, such as smoking.

Although this is not actually a “disease,” but instead an accumulation of disc degenerative changes leading to pain, the mechanical effect upon the spine can still be substantial. Some doctors simply use the phrase “degenerative disc disease”” for lack of full understanding of the process of spinal disc degeneration.

Symptoms of Degenerative Disc “Disease”

The symptoms of degenerative disc “disease” can vary, but they often include:

  • Chronic back pain that may worsen with certain movements or activities.
  • Numbness or tingling in the arms or legs.
  • Pain that radiates from the lower back down the buttocks and legs.
  • Stiffness and reduced range of motion in the spine.

Causes of Degenerative Disc “Disease”

The primary cause of degenerative back related pain is a side effect of the natural aging process, which leads to the breakdown of the spinal discs. However, certain factors can accelerate this process or increase your risk of developing DDD, including:

  • Acute injuries to the spine.
  • Obesity, which places additional stress on the spine.
  • Smoking, which can impair blood flow to the spinal discs.
  • Genetics, as some individuals may be predisposed to developing DDD.

Stem Cell Activation for Painful Degenerative Disc Changes

Stem cell activation offers a revolutionary approach to help with painful degenerative disc disease. By harnessing the body’s own regenerative capabilities, stem cell activation targets the damaged discs and promotes help with healing and tissue regeneration. This biologically based alternative aims to help restore the health and function of the spinal discs, providing long-term relief from DDD symptoms.

At ReCELLebrate, we specialize in providing bioregenerative alternatives to help address painful disc problems. Led by Dr. Jeff Gross, a renowned stem cell and neurosurgical disc expert, we provide personalized regenerative options and innovative approaches to help you find relief. 

Do not let degenerative back pain hold you back any longer! Contact us today to see how Dr. Gross and our team can help you reclaim your wellness through stem cell activation.