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Degenerative Disc Disease

Bending, twisting and sitting may make the pain worse. Lying down often relieves pressure on the spine.

Degenerative Disc Disease

Degenerative Disc Disease happens when one or more vertebral discs weakens. A vertebral disc normally acts as a cushion between the vertebrae. This condition can develop as a natural part of the aging process, but it may also result from a trauma to the disc that did not necessarily cause serious pain at the time of the injury. Day-to-day stresses and minor injuries can add up over time and begin to affect the discs in your spine. As a disc begins to suffer from the wear and tear of life, it begins to degenerate.


AVALA Spine offers spinal procedures using minimally invasive techniques. It means smaller incisions, sometimes less than an inch, that is often covered with a band-aid. The minimally invasive spine surgeon inserts special surgical instruments through the tiny incisions to access the damaged disc. Unlike traditional “open” spine surgery, entry and repair to the damaged disc or vertebrae is achieved without harming nearby muscles and tissues. Less muscle and tissue damage results in less pain and a faster recovery. Click here to learn more.

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