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Urgent Care at our West Des Moines and Ankeny locations will be open on Memorial Day from 8am - noon.

Degenerative Disc Disease

Degenerative disc disease is a condition caused by the breakdown of your spinal discs. As you age, your spine begins to show signs of wear and tear as your discs dry out and shrink. These age-related changes can lead to arthritis, disc herniation, or spinal stenosis, which can put pressure on your spinal cord and nerves and may cause back pain. Physical therapy, self-care, pain medication, and spinal injections are used first to control the symptoms. Surgery is an option if the pain is chronic.

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