What are Degenerative Diseases?
Degenerative diseases of the spine fall under the categories of Degenerative Disc Disease (DDD) or Degenerative Joint Disease (DJD). In the spine, this is typically due to age and genetics. The wearing down of the joints or discs causes loss in normal height of the bony segments in the back. This can cause excessive joint pressures, bone rubbing on bone, and increased inflammation. Typically with DDD or DJD, stiffening of the spinal joints and weakening of key spinal muscles can occur.
How physical therapy helps spondylosis
While the degenerative process cannot be reversed, there is a lot that can be done to improve mobility, reduce pain, improve strength and function. Physical therapy is the ideal, non-invasive treatment. Request a complimentary consultation at our Eden Prairie, MN physical therapy practice today to discover how we can help your back pain and return you to the activities you love!