Category Archives: Degenerative Disc Disease

When Your Discs Degenerate

In this month’s first blog we gave an overview of our spinal discs, the 23 tough shock absorbers that are located between our vertebrae in the spinal column. These discs are placed under an incredible amount of stress over our lifetimes, and they are remarkably strong. But as with most things, nothing lasts forever. Our […]


Let’s Talk About Those Spinal Discs of Yours

Our spinal discs are quite a thing, keeping our vertebrae from rubbing against each other and enabling movement of the spine that otherwise would be impossible. But they’re also problematic. They bulge and herniate. They press on nearby nerve roots or even the spinal cord itself. They can be the culprit behind lots of back […]


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What’s Behind Your Degenerating Discs?

The passing years take a toll on our entire body, and it holds up remarkably well. But our vertebrae and spinal discs show their age with degenerative disc disease. Not an actual “disease,” this is a condition where the natural wear and tear on the spinal discs causes one or more discs to become unstable, […]


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Spinal Discs 101

When you hear people talking about their back problems, they’ll say things such as “I slipped a disc.” or “I have a disintegrated disc.” But what are the spinal discs? And what happens to them that make for such painful symptoms? Since we deal with the spinal discs every day at DFW Center for Spinal […]


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Spinal Disc Basics

The vertebral discs between your vertebrae are interesting little customers. You hear people talk about them and injury. I have a “slipped disc.” A “disintegrated disc.” A “ruptured disc.” A “torn disc.” Some of those descriptions fit; others don’t. But since we are all about spinal discs at DFW Center for Spinal Disorders, here’s some […]


Osteoarthritis

Do you know what’s the most common chronic condition affecting the joints? If you said knee injuries, you’re wrong. It’s osteoarthritis. You may know it as degenerative joint disease or degenerative arthritis. It most often affects the knees, hips, lower back, and neck. At DFW Center for Spinal Disorders, we treat various areas that are […]


Degenerative Disc Disease

Disc Replacement or Fusion?

Unrelenting back pain has few rivals when it comes to impacting the quality of life. At DFW Center for Spinal Disorders, it’s our mission to help our patients get past the pain, whether through conservative treatments such as postural training, all the way to spinal surgery. When the problem is a spinal disc, sometimes the […]


Dealing with Degenerative Disc Disease

The discs of our spine are finicky. As we age, they tend to bulge and sometimes herniate, causing back pain. This impacts the lives of millions of Americans. In fact, up to 80 percent of the U.S. population over age 55 is thought to have bulging spinal discs to some degree. These changes in the […]



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