What are Degenerative Diseases?
Spinal degenerative conditions are classified as Degenerative Disc Disease (DDD) or Degenerative Joint Disease (DJD). This is generally caused by age and genetics. The deterioration of joints or discs results in a reduction in the average height of the bony segments of the back. This may increase joint tension, bone grinding against bone, and inflammation. Typically, stiffness of the spinal joints and weakening of important spinal muscles occur with DDD or DJD.
How physical therapy helps spondylosis
While the degenerative process cannot be undone, substantial improvements may be made in terms of mobility, pain reduction, and strength and function. Physical therapy is an effective and non-invasive therapeutic option. Request a free appointment with one of our Eden Prairie, MN physical therapists to see how we can help you overcome your back pain and get back to the activities you like!