The doctors in the Stanford Medicine Spine Center have the experience needed to precisely diagnose and effectively treat degenerative disc disease, the condition where the discs between the vertebral bones in your spine break down as you age.
We help relieve the symptoms of degenerative disc disease. Some people may have no symptoms, or the condition may cause pain, numbness, weakness, or tingling.
Our doctors focus on a precise diagnosis of bone or nerve damage and opt for noninvasive treatment whenever possible. Treatment options may include physical therapy and medication. In more severe cases, we also perform all types of spine surgery, from the common to the most complex.
In addition, Stanford Medicine Spine Center patients with degenerative disc disease may have opportunities to participate in research studies of new treatment approaches not yet available anywhere else.