Degenerative Spine Condition - Diagnosis & Treatment

How is degenerative spine condition treated?

Your doctor may recommend physiotherapy treatment to assist with your pain relief and improve your flexibility and strength.

This may comprise:

  • A back brace or back taping
  • Activity adjustments advice
  • Change in lifestyle and better ergonomics
  • Dry needling (a type of acupuncture)
  • Electrotherapy (ultrasound)
  • Exercises to improve flexibility, strength and core stability
  • Hydrotherapy (exercises in water)
  • Ice or heat treatment
  • Medications for pain relief, anti-inflammatory agents, muscle relaxants
  • Minimally invasive and open surgery for spinal decompression of nerves and stabilisation of the spine
  • Mobilisation (gentle stretches to restore movement)
  • Pilates
  • Soft tissue massage
  • Spinal injections and radiofrequency ablation of painful areas
  • Traction (physiotherapist applies force to spine to relieve pressure)
  • Walking aids
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