Degenerative Disc Disease

Are you suffering from Degenerative Disc Disease?

Disc degeneration happens over time as the discs between your vertebra lose their hydration and become dry and brittle. Acute or repetitive trauma, long term postural stress, decreased range of motion, dehydration and other factors such as smoking are just a few of the factors that lead to disc degeneration. When a disc loses height and flexibility, the joints in the spine become compressed and can cause the nerves to become irritated a fire pain signals to the brain.

How do I know if I have Degenerated Discs?

Degenerative disc disease is easily seen on x-ray imaging that your physician may order if he suspects you may be experiencing symptoms such as achiness, stiffness and a compressed feeling within your joints. On x-ray you will notice a decreased joint space in between the vertebrae and in more severe cases, the development of bone spurs (osteophytes).  

How we can help with your pain

We have a 3 step approach to helping you with your disc pain that has a patient satisfaction rate of over 97%!  

Step 1: Decompression

Our state of the art decompression unit relieves pressure off of the compressed discs and joints of the spine and creates space for fluid to get back into the dry and brittle spinal discs. 

Step 2: Restore motion

This is done through active stretching techniques and chiropractic adjustments to restore motion to the restricted joints. 

Step 3: Strengthen

Strengthening muscles and improving posture helps keep the joints unloaded and maintains proper alignment throughout your spine.

Chiropractic & Physical Therapy Care Facilities

About the Team

 

The goal of Precision Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine is to provide an exceptional quality of care in a friendly and compassionate environment and to exceed your expectations each and every time we see you. If you’re utilizing health insurance benefits let us mitigate the communication between you and your insurance carrier and do our best to lessen the burden on you. Let us welcome you and your family and join our team of top healthcare providers in helping you make the rest of your life the best of your life. Isn’t it time to live pain free without the potential side effects of harmful drugs and unnecessary surgeries? 

About The Team

The goal of Precision Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine is to provide an exceptional quality of care in a friendly and compassionate environment and to exceed your expectations each and every time we see you. If you’re utilizing health insurance benefits let us mitigate the communication between you and your insurance carrier and do our best to lessen the burden on you. Let us welcome you and your family and join our team of top healthcare providers in helping you make the rest of your life the best of your life. Isn’t it time to live pain free without the potential side effects of harmful drugs and unnecessary surgeries? 

Savannah Torres

DPT
Savannah earned her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from A.T Still University in Mesa, AZ in 2015. She also holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Kinesiology from New Mexico State University. Savannah has had experience in orthopedics, geriatrics, post-op rehab, sports injuries, and has treated a wide range of of conditions. She is a Certified Orthopedic Manual Therapist, has training in Dry Needling, Spinal Manipulation, Blood Flow Restriction, Graston Technique, Selective Function Movement Assessment, Mulligan Concept, and is certified in Vestibular Rehab. Savannah loves working with all types of patients but her passion is working with recovering athletes to get them back to the sport they love. Outside of work she loves traveling, staying active, spending time with her family, and attending sporting events and music festivals