Your spine is comprised of vertebrae that are connected by discs; these discs consist of a fibrous outer layer and a softer, gelatinous inner core. Your discs serve a vital function — helping to protect your vertebrae and absorb the shocks from common activities like walking, running, twisting, lifting, and more. As we age, these discs undergo changes, becoming smaller and weaker, or “degenerating.” While this is a normal part of aging and most people over the age of 40 show some levels of disc degeneration, degenerative disc disease is more severe, causing pain and other issues. In certain cases, it can even lead to more serious conditions.
At NJ Spine and Wellness, we offer comprehensive degenerative disc disease (DDD) treatment options that are as personalized as they are effective. We feature locations throughout the state of New Jersey, including clinics in: