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What Is Degenerative Disk Disease?

By: Our Medical Team | May 27, 2023

Spinal pain is all too common, disrupting innumerable individuals’ lives by hampering them with reduced mobility, pain, inflammation, and general dysfunction. Fortunately, Dr. Michael Wolff is dedicated to offering our patients the most advanced, effective treatment options possible to improve daily function and reduce or remove pain.

One of our most promising treatment options is Discseel®, which seals leaky discs and allows them to efficiently recover independently, without requiring painful, complicated surgery. To discover why many of the VIPs in Scottsdale come to Southwest Spine & Sports, please contact us today and find out how we can help you.

What is degenerative disc disease?

Spine health is integral to total health and living a functional, comfortable life. Yet, countless people are afflicted by degenerative disc disease, which is not truly a disease but an accumulation of damage or degeneration. Due to the effects of aging and everyday wear and tear, almost everyone will have to deal with disc degeneration as they age.

And when the discs of the spine begin leaking, as the result of an annular tear, the discs can no longer offer their cushioning, shock-absorbing properties, and pain and numbness begin to set in. This condition generally starts as a single annular tear, which progressively becomes even more degraded, leading to multiple tears and then more extensive disc degeneration. As the discs continue deteriorating, or collapsing, the symptoms grow worse, more persistent, and make it more challenging to enjoy good daily mobility and comfort.

Additionally, individuals with degenerative disc disease face various types of pain, including pain that radiates to the thighs and buttocks. This pain can be mild to severe and may be worse in certain conditions or with specific movements, such as bending, twisting, or sitting. As a result, patients must constantly adjust their position in an attempt to ease their spinal pain. Functionality and mobility are also adversely affected, with potential muscle weakness, loss of imbalance, numbness, and muscle spasms.

How can Discseel treat degenerative disc disease?

Disc tears present another problem, potentially complicating the treatment methods: since the discs have tears, biological substances inserted into the discs will leak out. To reverse that damage, our expert team and Dr. Wolff are excited to offer the benefits of the Discseel procedure to our Scottsdale patients.

Discseel is a revolutionary option for treating disc degeneration because it works at the fundamental level by fixing the leak, and it does so without removing anything or inserting any metal hardware into the body. Instead, Discseel utilizes a Fibrin biologic, which stimulates cellular growth and regeneration, to allow independent disc recovery. It inspires the generation of new, healthier cell tissues to seal the leak and repair the degraded discs.

Explore the many benefits of Discseel and banish spine pain

Discseel can provide the advanced, game-changing treatment option you need to excel at your daily tasks and enjoy improved everyday comfort. There’s no reason to live in pain, as Discseel is simpler, much less invasive, and has a shorter recovery period than other procedures. To learn more, please don’t hesitate to contact us at Southwest Spine & Sports to schedule a consultation with Dr. Michael Wolff in Scottsdale, AZ.


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