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As people age, herniated disc treatment may become necessary. In actuality, degenerative disc disease is a normal part of the aging process. The changes caused by aging affect the discs that cushion the spine. There are a number of herniated disc treatment options for this ailment, including spine surgery, such as microdiscectomy, an inpatient spinal treatment procedure. Many people choose microdiscectomy over another spine surgery because of how quickly microdiscectomy patients are encouraged to get up and move after the procedure.

Degenerative disc disease can happen all along the spine. However, it is most common in the lumbar region, the lower back, the neck, or the cervical area. Some groups of people are more prone to certain types of degenerative disc disease than others. For instance, African American females are more than twice as likely to develop spondylolisthesis, a condition in which a vertebra of lower spine slips out of place, than Caucasian women. Spondylolisthesis can be treated with spine surgery if necessary.

You do not have to have degenerative disc disease requiring spine surgery to be interested in treatment for back pain. Back pain is one of the most common reasons for visits to the doctor, second only to the common cold. Minor back problems like scoliosis may respond to less invasive treatments. There is some evidence that yoga for scoliosis can be effective in delaying the need for spine surgery. Helpful links:

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