Complete Care for Lower Back Disc Pain
The bones in your back (vertebrae) have cushioning between them, called discs. Degenerative disc disease (DDD) happens when your discs wear away and the vertebrae rub together, causing pain. The wearing away of your discs is a normal part of the aging process. But degenerative disc disease (DDD) can lead to painful back problems, like a herniated disc (ruptured disc), spinal stenosis (a narrowing of the spinal canal) or spondylolisthesis (abnormal vertebrae movement).
Many people have degenerative disc disease symptoms in their lower back, such as:
- Lower back pain that comes and goes and gets worse when you bend, twist, sit or lift something
- Pain that extends from your lower back into your buttocks or down your legs
- Tingling or numbness in your legs
We diagnose lower back degenerative disc disease with an X-ray or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and explain all your treatment options to help you decide what’s best. Our spine team offers a variety of lower back degenerative disc disease treatment options, from nonsurgical treatments, like medicine and physical therapy, to the latest approaches in spine surgery — including minimally invasive decompression anterior lumbar interbody fusion.
How We Treat Back Pain
Expert Lower Back Degenerative Disc Disease Treatment
We provide leading-edge care for everything from minor lower back pain treated with medicines and physical therapy to complex conditions that need spine surgery.
Our skilled physical therapists offer guidance and personalized exercises for degenerative disc disease in your lower back.
We develop a personalized treatment plan that gives you the best results and gets you back to the activities you enjoy.
If you need back surgery, it’s comforting to know you’re working with the best — Blue Cross Blue Shield recognizes us as a Blue Distinction Center for delivering quality spine surgery care.
Our skilled spine and orthopedic specialists are ranked “Top Doctors” by Los Angeles and Pasadena magazines.