The low back consists of five vertebrae, and they are the largest vertebrae in the human body. Between the vertebrae are intervertebral discs, more simply known as discs, that act as tough, durable cushions that withstand weight if you are upright, whether you are moving or not.
As we stress the discs due to inevitable daily activities throughout the years, they begin to wear and tear, leading to a condition called degenerative disc disease (DDD) caused by severe osteoarthritis in the spine. Complications of DDD can be devastating, from numbness, tingling, weakness, and pain down the legs to eventually losing the ability to walk.
Conventional therapies for low back pain – and what most of our patients have tried – include:
If it gets bad enough, patients opt for procedures like epidurals, nerve ablations (destroy the nerve endings that send pain signals to the brain), and eventually, vertebral fusions (complete resection of the disc and fusing two vertebrae together). None of these methods aim to address the damage itself.
There comes a point in time when our methods cannot help you and surgery is your only option.Please, call us for a consultation today, and let's see what we can do for you.
The human body's ability to heal is extraordinary. However, that ability begins to wane as we age, and our bodies take longer to heal. If the daily recurring damage is greater than the body's healing capacity, the condition continues to worsen.
Here, at NexGen Healthcare, we use cutting-edge technology and procedures to put the area of concern in the best position to heal itself. We have seen countless patients who were told, "the only thing we can do for you is surgery," and after their time with us, most of them elect to not get surgery. They can now do things with the people they love, and that's what we are all about.