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Degenerative Disc Disease

Degenerative Disc Disease is one of the most common causes of lower back pain. Many patients with lower back pain are usually diagnosed as suffering from Degenerative Disc Disease; they then become confused and worried about the condition.

Many patients believe that Degenerative Disc Disease will continue and the pain will worsen with time however the truth is that symptoms from Degenerative Disc Disease do not worsen over time and sometimes the symptoms get better over time.

Degenerative Disc Disease is actually a natural part of ageing however not all people develop the condition, it is very hard for health professionals to come to an agreement regarding Degenerative Disc Disease as they are not sure what constitutes Degenerative Disc Disease.

Degenerative Disc Disease can be treated and managed by the use of drugs and all patients should be encouraged to exercise the back to give it strength and gradually reduce the dosage of drugs being taken by them.

Surgery can also be considered for patients with Degenerative Disc Disease however most health professionals would not consider it as it is very extensive.

The treatment for Degenerative Disc Disease can either be passive which can include:

• Pain Medication.
• Chiropractic Manipulation.
• Epidermal Injections.
• Ultra Sound.
• Massages.

The alternative treatment is to be active meaning:

• Exercising.
• Quitting smoking or drinking alcohol.
• Weight loss for the overweight.
• Using proper posture.

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Vertebrace spinal supports are used to support the lumbar vertebrae and the muscles of the lower back.

It provides firm, comfortable support to help relieve back pain.

Vertebrace is made from a strong, elastic, woven material with built-in stiffeners.

Vertebrace spinal supports provide firm, comfortable support for the lower back.

Reinforced panels in the lumbar region provide additional local support.

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Knee Pillow

Relieve your lower back pain, hip and leg pains by keeping your knees comfortably apart and ensuring your legs are in natural alignment with your pelvis when sleeping on your side.

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Lower Back Pain Lumbar Roll

The Lower Back Pain Lumbar Roll offers strong lower back support with the added benefit of being able to vary its size. Lumbar rolls are a firm favourite with physiotherapists. The Lower Back Pain Lumbar Roll comes complete with an adjustable fixing strap.

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