- Disc degeneration and how it happens -

South Denver Spine - Disc degeneration and how it happens.

- Disc degeneration and how it happens -

Disc degeneration may cause no symptoms, or the pain may be so intense that the individual cannot continue with their daily activities. The condition starts with damage to the spine, but in time, symptoms can affect other parts of the body. Symptoms usually get worse with age.

Degeneration occurs because of age-related wear-and-tear on a spinal disc, and may be accelerated by injury, health and lifestyle factors, and possibly by genetic predisposition to joint pain or musculoskeletal disorders. Degenerative disc disease rarely starts from a major trauma such as a car accident.

As a disc degenerates, small bony outgrowths (bone spurs) may form at the edges of the affected vertebrae. These bone spurs may pinch (compress) the spinal nerves, leading to weakness or numbness in the arms or legs.

When degeneration occurs to this point, we will be happy to help correct and maintain your spine, so you can live a healthy life. Even before degeneration occurs to a sever point, South Denver Spine can mitigate further damage and help you live a pain-free lifestyle. 

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Zak Ibrahim, MD - South Denver Spine & Robotics - Denver, CO South Denver Spine & Robotics South Denver Spine & Robotics, P.C. offers comprehensive care for a wide range of diseases and injuries that affect the spine. Board-certified orthopedic spine surgeon Zak Ibrahim, MD, and the team provide personalized care at convenient locations in Centennial and Castle Rock, Colorado, and Garden City, Kansas. Dr. Ibrahim and the team listen to your concerns and guide you through your treatment options so you can make well-informed, confident decisions. Their overriding priority is to restore your health, a goal they achieve by embracing new technology and being leaders in the field of minimally invasive, endoscopic, and robotic surgery. Dr. Ibrahim was one of the first surgeons to use robotic guidance for spinal surgery, a path he continues to forge today, having performed more robotic-assisted and minimally invasive surgeries than any other surgeon in the Denver Metropolitan area.

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