Degenerative Disc Disease (DDD) of the spine is a medical condition that results in the deterioration of the intervertebral discs and can cause a variety of symptoms such as pain, numbness, and even paralysis. In severe cases, surgery may be recommended
The main surgical procedures to treat DDD include:
Recovery time following DDD spine surgery varies depending on the type of procedure performed and the patient’s overall health. Generally, it can take up to six weeks to experience full relief from certain symptoms but it can also take several months. The doctors postoperative instructions need to be followed strictly to ensure the best chance of a successful recovery.
As with any surgery, there are risks associated with DDD spine surgery; however, if the appropriate choice of surgery is performed correctly for the specific DDD occurrence, by an experienced spine surgeon, and with the necessary precautions, it can be a successful treatment.
There are risks associated with surgery such as DDD spine surgery. These include infection, nerve damage, and complications from anesthesia. It is also possible that surgeries are not as successful as expected and patients may still experience pain and other symptoms. This is why choosing your spine surgeon is so important.