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We treat many back and neck conditions that cause chronic pain such as herniated discs, degenerative disc disease, spinal stenosis, car accident spinal injuries, concussion and much more. Our experience treating a wide variety of spinal conditions allows us to safely and accurate diagnose and resolve issues of the spine with comprehensive care.
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Degenerative Disk Disease Treatment in Woodstock, Georgia
It can be overwhelming to have to live with any kind of pain and discomfort that will not let up. There are a wide variety of things that can bring on pain in the back or pain in the neck, so getting an accurate diagnosis by an experienced professional is essential. If you suffer from seemingly constant pain of the lower back, then disk degeneration is a common cause. The medical condition that’s known as degenerative disk disease is related to the degeneration of spinal discs, which are soft tissue in between your vertebral bones in your spine. It’s something that’s rather common in people as they age. Degeneration isn’t usually an instant or a rapid thing unless it’s caused by a harsh impact or injury. It’s usually something that comes on slowly but surely over time.
There are risk factors that increase the potential to suffer from disk degeneration. Some of the risk factor include being overweight, smoking cigarettes, or sitting for long periods of time. If you participate in sports that involve regular impact of the spine such as football or gymnastics you may be at a higher risk as well. If you’ve experienced a spine injury in the past you’re at a higher risk of developing disc degeneration also.
Do You Have Degenerative Disk Disease?
If you’re someone who has disk generation, intense and lingering pain may feel like the bane of your existence. Disk degeneration has the ability to bring on back pain in a few ways. That’s because it can trigger disc herniation, degenerative spondylolisthesis and even degenerative scoliosis. If you have unpleasant back pain, and numbness of the feet and the legs then herniation is a likely candidate as the primary cause.
Understand, too, that back pain isn’t the sole possible symptom of degenerative disk disease. If you have this kind of disease, then your body may constantly feel rigid. Motion may become a problem for you. If you have difficulty moving and cannot explain why, then it may be the consequence of degeneration.
Pain that’s associated with degeneration doesn’t just influence the bottom part of the back. Some people who have it actually complain about their necks hurting as well. It’s crucial to acknowledge that degenerative disk disease may vary in intensity levels. There are some people who have the condition who talk about symptoms that are rather subtle. Others describe their symptoms that as intensified and debilitating. In some cases a herniated disc can cause paralysis of the legs and feet.
Consult with a Spine Doctor
Working with a Woodstock back doctor who has knowledge and experience treating disc degeneration is the first thing to look for when trying to resolve disc degeneration pain. Neurosurgeons have years of training and experience dealing with the spine that will help resolve your issues safely. Talk to a spine specialist today to see what your options are for any kind of spinal issues.
Back Surgery in Woodstock GA
Call us today to schedule a same day appointment at one of our 3 locations around the Woodstock area. Benefits of scheduling an appointment with AllSpine include:
- In-house Open MRI machines for accurate and comfortable diagnosis.
- Comprehensive treatment plans to relieve your symptoms and pain.
- We use the least invasive solutions possible to save you risks & complications.
Dr. Shahram Rezaiamiri
Dr. Shahram Rezaiamiri, MD, FACS he received a Bachelor’s of Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of Washington (UW) in Seattle in 1988. Before going back to UW to attend medical school, he worked for GTE Research Labs in Boston and spent a year in Texas in their GTE’s telecommunications division. Dr. Rezaiamiri finished medical school in 1994 and then attended the University of Rochester and completed his residency in Neurosurgery at Strong Memorial Hospital. In 1998, he spent one year in Virginia completing a fellowship in Complex Spinal Surgery. He has been in Atlanta since 2001. Dr. Rezaiamiri has extensive experience in treating complex spinal disorders. He was the first in the south Atlanta area to perform minimally invasive spinal discectomy and fusion. He also has extensive experience in treating brain tumors. He was the first to introduce the Computer Based Stereotactic Image Guided Surgery in the Atlanta area for the treatment of brain tumors. Dr. Rezaiamiri is presently one of the few spine surgeons who perform the new minimally invasive spinal fusion technique, XLIF. Fellow Member of the American Board of Neurosurgery. Dr. Rezaiamiri has privileges at Piedmont Henry, Southern Regional Medical Center, and Piedmont Atlanta.
Dr. Robert Friedman
Dr. Robert Friedman, MD, FACS specializes in Neurosurgery. He received his bachelor’s degree from the University of New York at Stony Brook and then went on to receive his medical degree at the State University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, where he completed his internship in general surgery and his residency in neurosurgery. Dr. Friedman is board certified in neurosurgery and has special interests in spinal disorders, including spinal stenosis, herniated disks, and tumors of the spine. He also has a special interest in neurostimulation for chronic pain. Dr. Friedman has over 30 years of experience in Neurosurgery. He is currently accepting new patients at our Stockbridge and Newnan locations.
Dr. Bradley Troxler
Dr. Bradley Troxler, DO is a physiatrist specializing in the conservative and interventional management of complex spine and musculoskeletal conditions. He is an active member of several professional organizations including the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, the North American Spine Society, and the American Academy of Pain Medicine. After earning his Osteopathic medical degree at Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, he went on to complete his residency training in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Boston Medical Center in 2012. Additionally, he elected to pursue subspecialty fellowship training in both Osteopathic Neuromuscular Medicine and Interventional Spine, of which the latter was completed at New England Baptist Hospital in Boston, MA. He is skilled in the use of ultrasound- and fluoroscopy-guided procedures, and in the use of Osteopathic manual medicine in the treatment of complex spine and musculoskeletal conditions. Dr. Troxler emphasizes the importance of exercise and movement in both restoring function and improving patient outcomes. He has a special interest in the use and advancement of regenerative medicine modalities.