Degenerative disk disease results when normal changes taking place in the disk of your spine cause pain. Spinal disks act as shock absorbers between the vertebrae, or the bones of the spine. They keep your back flexible, letting you bend and twist. With the increasing age, they show signs of wear and tear and start to break down.
If you have degenerative disk disease, you are likely to feel a sharp and consistent pain in your back and neck. At Medano Medical Spa, we would recommend red light therapy if you are looking for an effective solution.
The exact symptoms will depend on where the weak disk is located and other changes caused by it. A common sign is a pain that you may feel in your lower back, buttocks, or upper thighs. This pain might come and go and it can be nagging or severe.
The pain associated with degenerative disk disease can last from a few days to several months. It feels even worse when you sit. However, when you move and walk, it feels better. This pain feels worse when you bend, lift, or twist and gets better when you change positions. Or, you may also find relief when you lie down.
Red light therapy is a safe and effective way to treat the underlying conditions causing lower back pain. Also, known as low-level laser therapy (LLLT) it is considered a popular therapy that helps manage pain triggered by osteoarthritis, bone breaks, spinal disorders, muscle tears, and connective tissue problems like tendinitis. You can get some quick relief that comes from the gentle, soothing warmth of high-intensity red or infrared lights. The warmth of the light penetrates deeply and that relaxes the muscles. To get infrared light therapy for pain relief, contact us. You can book a therapy session online.