Intervertebral disc disease
* Not a rare disease
Other Names for this Disease
- Degenerative disc disease
- Intervertebral disc degeneration
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In the absence of red flags, the initial approach to treatment is typically conservative and includes physical therapy and pain medications. In 90% of affected individuals, acute attacks of sciatica usually improve within 4 to 6 weeks without surgical intervention. In cases where surgical intervention is necessary, surgical procedures may include discectomy or spinal fusion.
Last updated: 3/12/2012
- Finding Treatment Information - A video developed by GARD Information Specialists that explains how you can find information about treatment for a rare disease.
- ClinicalTrials.gov lists trials that are studying or have studied Intervertebral disc disease. Click on the link to go to ClinicalTrials.gov to read descriptions of these studies.