Degenerative disc disorder is the leading cause of back pain in younger adults.
The disease produces painful flare-ups that meet the criteria for a chronic pain disorder – often persisting throughout an individual’s lifetime. Especially if left untreated.
There are a variety of treatment options available today, however. Every person is unique, so treatments that work for one individual may not work for another. In this article, we take a look at some of the leading strategies to help mitigate and potentially cure the pain of a degenerative disc disorder.
Acupressure massage, acupuncture, herbal pain relievers and biofeedback practices are among some of the most popular alternative treatment options for degenerative disc disorder.
Typically alternative, or as they are also known, naturopathic, treatments are considered safe and usually side-effect free alternatives to traditional Western medicine.
As always, there are a number of treatments but you can perform while at home that will not further aggravate your condition if performed with care.
While this can be an obstinate chronic pain condition, degenerative disc disorder can be treated and cured. If you are one of the unfortunate many that are afflicted with this disorder, make sure that you stay in regular communication with your primary care physician as you attempt to treat it. Make sure that you exhaust all possible options before resorting to surgery. An integrative approach is typically best- one that combines physical therapy, chiropractic care, massage, and natural anti-inflammatories like fish oil.
That said, we are not so obtuse that we would dismiss the efficacy of a surgical intervention.