Degenerative Disc Disease
Degenerative Disc Disease (DDD) refers to symptoms of back or neck pain caused by wear-and-tear on a spinal
. In some cases, degenerative disc disease also causes weakness, numbness and shooting pains in the arms or legs.
typically consists of a low-level chronic pain with intermittent episodes of more severe pain. Treatment for mild to moderate pain, can include medications, physical therapy and chiropractic care. For more severe cases a procedure called a
surgery is used where two or more vertebrae are fused into one single structure. The goal is to stop movement between the two bones and prevent back pain. An
will undertake Spinal Surgery
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Southern Cross Health Society Affiliated Provider for Consultations
Mr Michael Barnes was born and educated in Auckland and graduated from the Auckland University School of Medicine in 1980 then completed his Orthopaedic . . .