Degenerative Disc Treatment in Opelousas, Louisiana


Diagnosing Degenerative Disc Disease

Have you noticed increased pain, numbness, or tingling on your back or legs or in your neck and arms? These could be signs of degenerative disc disease. This condition often occurs as your vertebral discs break down with age. The discs lose fluids, narrowing nerve openings in the spine, decreasing flexibility, and reducing their ability to absorb shocks.
If you are experiencing unexplained back pain, numbness, or tingling sensations, come see us today. Our experienced surgeon will examine your back, test your strength and reflexes, and use our top-of-the-line equipment to diagnose the cause of your pain. If you have degenerative discs, our doctor and staff will work with you to determine the best treatment option.
Back treatment — orthopaedic services in Opelousas, LA

Treatment Options

There are many ways to treat degenerative discs. Depending on the severity of your case and your physical needs, we will prescribe nonsurgical or surgical treatments. Nonsurgical remedies include:
  • Physical therapy
  • Chiropractic care
  • Acupuncture
  • Massage therapy
  • Anti-inflammatory medications
  • Pain relievers
  • Muscle relaxants
Surgical treatment is intended to relieve pressure on the spinal cord and stabilize painful vertebral segments. Spinal fusion is the most common surgical option.

Providing Relief

The ultimate goal of each of our treatment options is to relieve your pain by reducing stress on your vertebral discs. We will also work to maintain your normal back function so you can continue living your life normally. Whatever your symptoms and pain, our expert staff and surgeon will help you to manage your back and neck pain so you can enjoy your everyday life.

Speak With a Professional

If you have back pain that won’t go away, don’t wait to get treatment. Contact George Raymond Williams, M.D. LLC to schedule an appointment and receive the help you need to manage and alleviate your pain. Our friendly staff will gladly answer any questions you have and provide the highest-quality care.