Degenerative disc disease is a common condition that affects the spinal discs, which act as cushions between the vertebrae. As these discs degenerate, patients may experience pain, stiffness, and reduced mobility. The condition is typically caused by natural wear and tear associated with aging, but certain risk factors such as obesity, smoking, and a sedentary lifestyle can exacerbate the condition.
Symptoms of degenerative disc disease can range from mild to severe and may include:
Treatment options for degenerative disc disease include physical therapy, medication, and surgery. In recent years, class IV laser therapy has emerged as a non-invasive and effective option for reducing pain and inflammation associated with this condition.
By delivering focused light energy to the affected area, class IV laser therapy can promote cellular repair, reduce inflammation, and stimulate blood flow, which can accelerate the healing process.