Degenerative Disc Disease 2018-01-15T16:20:52+00:00

Degenerative Disc & Joint Disease

The human spine ages and degenerates over time, resulting from a multitude of factors including wear and tear, personal habits, and genetics. In many circumstances, this degenerative change can remain asymptomatic, allowing many people to enjoy normal neck and back mobility throughout their lives. On the other hand, degenerative changes can certainly lead to local pain; and because degenerative disc disease is very often associated with bony spurring, narrowing of the spinal canal and nerve compression, various types of pain, numbness and weakness can result and become troublesome if not incapacitating.

Signs and Symptoms of Degenerative Disc & Joint Disease:

  • More pain when sitting for a long time, bending, lifting, or twisting

  • Less pain when walking or running

  • Less pain if you change positions frequently

  • Less pain when you lie down

When should I call my doctor?

  • Experiencing progressive headaches or neck pain

  • Radiating pain into arms or hands

  • Weakness when standing or walking

  • Limited mobility of the neck or back

  • Muscle cramping

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Dr. Tomaszek will assess each patient individually, creating a unique treatment regimen tailored to every concern you may have.  A MRI and other diagnostic studies will likely be obtained to thoroughly examine the underlying pain causes.  Located in The Woodlands/Spring area and serving all of greater Houston, schedule your consultation appointment today!
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