Degenerative Disc Disease

Treatment for Herniated Disc, Ruptured Disc, and Spine Arthritis

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Duke spine specialists offer nonsurgical and surgical options to help you find relief from severe back pain, stiffness, and inflammation associated with degenerative disc disease. Expert treatment is important because herniated discs, ruptured discs, and other forms of degenerative disc disease can lead to spine arthritis, including spondylosis, spondylolisthesis, and ankylosing spondylitis.

While our goal is to help you avoid spine surgery, it may be your best option when medications, physical therapy, and alternative treatments like acupuncture fail to relieve your symptoms. If you require spine surgery, we use the latest techniques, including a minimally invasive approach whenever appropriate. This means we operate through several tiny incisions so you recover faster and experience less pain and fewer complications.