Chapman Neurosurgical Spine Institute

About Degenerative Disc Disease (Cervical and Lumbar) in Los Angeles, Orange County, Riverside County, San Bernardino County & San Diego

Discs are small cushions or pads located between the vertebrae. As a part of the aging process discs may dry out and form cracks. As this occurs, there is less cushioning between the vertebrae which can pinch a nerve causing pain, tingling, numbness or muscle weakness, but the amount of discomfort can vary from one person to another. The effect can be debilitating and our medical team is prepared to help you.

Depending on whether the area affected is cervical (neck) or lumbar (lower back) the pain and discomfort can appear in the arms, chest or shoulders, or lower back, legs, and even the feet. Injuries from accidents such as a fall or motor vehicle accident or other sudden severe strain may cause a herniated disc which means the disc bulges out of its’ normal position. This condition can also occur as a result of repeated heavy lifting or other heavy manual labor. The bulge can press on a nerve causing pain which may limit normal activity. Our team understands how traumatic and frightening this can be and will make every effort to keep the patient as comfortable as possible.

Treatment of Degenerative Disc Disease (Cervical and Lumbar)

After a disc injury, it may not heal all the way which can lead to further degeneration which if not treated could in some cases result in serious disability and may require surgery to correct. If you suspect you have, or you have been diagnosed with, degenerative disc disease, our team at Chapman Neurosurgical Spine Institute using the latest in diagnostic technology will evaluate your condition and advise you on the most effective treatment for your case.

At Chapman Neurosurgical Spine Institute our medical team is diligent in staying abreast with all the latest advances in treatment of cervical and lumbar degenerative disc disease. Where possible our neurosurgeons will advise the least invasive and successful procedures.

Contact Chapman Neurosurgical Spine Institute for the most advanced degenerative disc disease treatment.