Degenerative Disc Disease
As an age-related condition, degenerative disc disease develops when one or more spinal discs break down and deteriorates. This condition is common among individuals over the age of 60 since the discs typically start to shrink and lose their flexibility as we get older. Since they serve as shock absorbers for the spine, when the discs deteriorate, it leads to discomfort and pain in the back and/or neck. Our team of pain management experts at Tricity Pain Associates works with patients who have been diagnosed with degenerative disc disease to provide optimal treatment to alleviate pain and the other associated symptoms, including decreased mobility, numbness and tingling, and muscle weakness. By expertly evaluating your condition, we can create a treatment plan that is the most effective for you and your needs. Learn more by contacting our San Antonio, TX facility to schedule a consultation with one of our experienced physicians.
"I drive extra miles to be seen at the New Braunfels office. The staff here is very friendly and accommodating. There is a large waiting room with plenty of space between chairs. Medically speaking, the staff is very professional. PA Watson will do anything he can to get your pain under control. Every month he checks in with how you are doing and is willing to discuss treatment options with you. Love this place!"- M.A. / Google / Jun 18, 2022
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"TRICITY Pain Associates staff is amazing and not to mention Dr. K. Monis, he is an excellent Dr. I visit with him, he saw my problems and right away had the solutions. I've had this horrible pain for o er 4 years and no one could figure it out. He nailed it and I know everyone is different. But he fixed me and I'm for ever grateful to him. Thank you Dr Monis!"- P.M. / Google / Jun 17, 2022
"Very friendly staff. Only complaint is the girl who took me to the back and put me in the room, must have called me sister 20 times. That’s worse than calling someone honey, sweetie, baby or the other names we are taught in nursing not to use. She was nice but calling someone sister that many times was ridiculous"- B.T. / Google / Jun 17, 2022
Disc Disease Treatment
Though a disc cannot be fully regenerated after it has deteriorated, there are several forms of treatment that can be useful in treating the pain associated with degenerative disc disease. Some less invasive forms of treatment include anti-inflammatory medication, physical therapy, spinal mobilization, and heat/cold therapy. In more severe cases, surgery could be the best option for receiving long-term results.
To discover how Tricity Pain Associates can help you experience relief from the painful symptoms of degenerative disc disease, contact our San Antonio facility to schedule a consultation with our pain management specialists.