Discogenic injuries typically occur as pain in the back or neck and can be successfully treated with physical therapy. According to Spine Health,
“Discogenic pain can usually be successfully treated with non-surgical treatments, such as pain medication and physical therapy and exercise, but chronic discogenic pain that is severe and limits the individual’s ability to function may need to be treated with surgery.”
If you are living with back or neck pain, there is a chance it could be a result of a discogenic injury. Fortunately, at Austin Manual Therapy Associates today, we can help. Contact our Austin, TX physical therapy office today to learn more.
How do I know if I have a discogenic injury?
There are many factors that can lead to a discogenic injury. Symptoms typically get worse with certain movements of the back and/or neck, such as sitting, bending, coughing, or sneezing, as these motions compress the spine.
You may also notice pain when you tilt your head certain ways or after holding your head in the same position for a prolonged period of time. It is also possible to notice muscle spasms with discogenic injuries that can even radiate down the arms.
A common reason that a discogenic injury develops is due to degenerative disc disease, which typically occurs as a result of the discs in your spine wearing down from old age. However, it is also possible for a discogenic injury to develop as a result of some sort of physical trauma or overuse injury.
If you believe you may have developed a discogenic injury for any reason, it is important to consult with one of our Austin, TX physical therapists as soon as possible, as these injuries can progress and get worse with time.
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If you have a discogenic injury, physical therapy is the best way to get the correct course of treatment for your needs. In fact, VeryWell Health states:
“Conservative care is usually the first type of treatment that’s tried. It may include controlling pain with anti-inflammatories, using ice and/or heat and physical therapy. Physical therapy may consist of back exercises, traction and other treatments.”