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Degenerative Disc Disease

Do you deal with pain from Degenerative Disc Disease (DDD)?

Degenerative Disc Disease also known as Spondylosis, is the natural course of aging that effects the your spinal discs. As we age fluid, flexibility and the ability to absorb shock is lost. Tears or cracks in the outer layer of the disc can result in herniated, bulging, pinched nerves that can become painful.

You may not even know that your suffering from degenerative disc disease. Schedule an appointment today with Skyline PMR New York Spine & Sports Medicine in New York City. Call us today at 212-797-1200.

Degeneration Disc Disease | New York Pain Specialists

Painful conditions resulting from Degenerative Disc Disease:

  • Osteoarthritis: Also called: OA, degenerative joint disease
  • Herniated disc: Also called: spinal disc herniation
  • Spinal stenosis: Also called: spinal narrowing

Symptoms of Degenerative Disk Disease:

  • Low back pain when sitting.
  • Pain when bending, lifting and twisting
  • Constantly changing positions

Treatment of Degenerative Disc Disease without Surgery:

  • Proper exercise and diet
  • Anti-inflammatory medications
  • Epidural injections
  • Physical Therapy
  • Platelet-rich plasma (PRP)
  • Selective Nerve Root Blocks
  • Facet Joint Injections
  • Medial Branch Blocks
  • Radiofrequency Ablation (RFA)

Degenerative disc disease can cause pain in the spine, neck and lower back making the simplest of physical movements difficult. Work, play, even just simply sitting becomes painful. The good news is that there are exciting new treatments available to relieve your pain so that you can start functioning and living your life pain free.

Skyline PMR New York Spine & Sports Medicine addresses joint pain, nerve pain form sports injuries, work related injuries or personal injuries (moving vehicle accidents).

Introducing Dr. Monfett one of New York City’s up and coming top pain management physicians. Dr. Monfett welcomes new patients encouraging them to learn more about non-surgical injection treatments for degenerative disc disease.

Dr. Monfett will sit with each patient to review their medical history, symptoms, and preform a thorough physical exam in order to best understand that patients current condition. Once diagnosed, a specific treatment program will be suggested allowing healing process to begin giving patients pain relief and a renewal on a more active lifestyle.

Dr. Monfett specializes in regenerative medicine PRP therapy using the patient’s stem cells to stimulate and accelerate healing for sprains, strains, tears and other soft tissue conditions resulting from Degenerative Disc Disease.

Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP): Blood from the patient is separated by centrifuge machines, spun, and then injected into the pained area. Treatment may last four to six week with 3-6 visits.

Older patients, weekend warriors, and seasoned pro athletes with low back pain can benefit from this safe and effective treatment that allows the body to heal itself. Join the ranks of Hines Ward of the Pittsburgh Steelers and Takashi Saito a retired Japanese professional baseball pitcher just two of hundreds of pro athletes that have chosen PRP therapy as a solution to treat their pain from overuse / injury.

About Skyline PMR New York Spine & Sports Medicine

Skyline PMR New York Spine & Sports Medicine opened this year in New York’s Midtown, financial district (FIDI). Dr. Monfett and staff, offer compassionate, dedication to healing orthopedic injuries, and an introduction to regenerative therapies that will eliminate the need for surgery.

Degenerative Disc Disease – Technically degenerative disc disease is not a disease at all, rather it refers to a condition where spinal discs lose their shape, elasticity and ability to provide cushioning to our vertebrae. Left unchecked it can lead to other, more serious complications, which is why a personalized treatment plan can help you overcome what is often a natural result of aging. Request a Consultation today.

Call Skyline PMR New York Spine & Sports Medicine today to schedule an appointment. Let the healing begin. 212-797-1200.

 

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