Degenerative Disc Disease

Degenerative disc diseases can be painful, but they are a normal part of ageing. It occurs when the disks in your spine begin to deteriorate, causing pain.

Spinal discs act as cushions between the bones in your spine. This helps keep your back flexible, so you can move easily. However, as we age, these disks may show signs of wear and tear.

Degenerative disk disease is a common condition that happens when the disks in our spine break down over time. Not everyone with degenerative disk disease will experience pain, but for those who do, it can be quite debilitating.





The discs in your spine are what keep your vertebrae from rubbing against each other and causing pain. They act as a cushion, and when they’re damaged, it can result in chronic back pain. The position of the disc that’s damaged will determine where you feel the pain.

There are a few degenerative disc disease symptoms that are pretty common. They include:

  • Pain that worsens with specific movements such as bending or twisting
  • Periods of severe pain that come and go
  • Pain that radiates to the nearest limb
  • Lower back pain (if the degenerated disc is in the lower back)
  • Pain in the neck and shoulders (if the degenerated disc is in the upper back)
  • Tingling in the legs or fingers which is caused by nerve impingement

Loss of fluid in the disc

A healthy disc contains a lot of water, which allows it to act as a shock absorber. When the water content in these discs starts to decrease, they become less spongy and flexible, which puts pressure on the outer layer of the disc.

The outer layer of a disc is under a lot of pressure. This can cause small tears to develop. When this happens, the jellylike material inside the disc can seep through the cracks. This is called a herniated disc.

At Kalp Health Care, our wise and empathetic professionals take a transparent and innovative approach to ensure you receive the highest quality care, personalized to your unique health journey.

  • Comprehensive Assessment: Our expert professionals conduct a thorough assessment, which includes:
    • Patient Symptom Evaluation: We listen attentively and patiently to understand your symptoms.
    • Posture Analysis: We assess your posture to identify potential issues.
    • Physical and Functional Assessment: A comprehensive evaluation of your physical health and functionality.
  • In-Depth Evaluation: To ensure a holistic understanding, we consider various factors, such as:
    • Radiological Findings: Incorporating X-Ray, MRI, CT scans, and clinical correlation.
    • Lab Reports: Analyzing laboratory test results for a complete picture.
    • Medication History: Documenting past and current medications.
    • Medical and Surgical History: Understanding your medical journey.
    • Lifestyle Factors: Exploring lifestyle, work patterns, and daily routines.
    • Nutritional Assessment: Evaluating diet and nutrition, emphasizing fibrous foods, minerals, and hydration.
  • Personalized Approach: We believe in patient-centric care, tailoring our assessments and recommendations to your specific needs:
    • Climate Considerations: Recognizing the impact of climate on health.
    • Family History: Considering hereditary factors.
    • Daily Activity: Analyzing your daily routine.
    • Metabolic Assessment: Understanding your metabolic activity.
    • Exercise Routine: Assessing your physical activity regimen.

At Kalp Health Care, we believe in precision and personalization, our wise and empathetic approach ensures that your treatment is innovative, transparent, and, above all, centered around your unique needs and holistic health.That’s why:

Individualized Approach: Our expert team crafts unique treatment protocols for each patient.

Unique Needs: Even if two patients have a similar diagnosis, their treatments are tailored to their specific requirements.

Comprehensive Assessment: We consider not only the diagnosis but also your overall well-being, including physical, mental, emotional, and psychological health.

Holistic Care: Our patient-centric philosophy means that:

A 360-Degree View: We take into account every aspect of your health and life that may impact your well-being.

Emphasis on Well-being: Your treatment plan is designed to address not just physical pain but also your mental and emotional health.

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I have been visiting the clinic for the past two years and my experience has been great. Dr. Kant is very knowledgeable and he treats his patients with full dedication and patience. I underwent treatment for my neck and back pain and I got relief after just a few sessions of dry needling. So, I would recommend everyone to visit KALP HEALTH CARE for any kind of physiotherapy treatment.

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At the age of 53, a back problem is scary when a doctor tells you that you need 10 days of bed rest or surgery! I went to Kalp expecting the usual steps of physiotherapy, but I couldn't even stand up straight or get out of bed without shooting pain. This is an example of not judging a book by its cover. Dr. Kant is a simple man but a magician when it comes to his treatment. He is passionate and positive about his treatment and knows the human body like the back of his hand. A dedicated team with Dr. Monika and Dr. Rakesh got me on my feet in just 3 days. This is the best treatment I could have asked for!

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Dr. Kant and his clinic are excellent in treating muscular and spinal issues - it's very clean and hygienic. Dr. Kant has great understanding and knowledge, quickly reaching to the root of what's wrong and able to provide Relief within a few sessions. I found a solution to my spine problem after seeking treatment from Dr. Kant - I had tried all kinds of treatments before but hadn't been able to find any relief.

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Who is a Kalp Specialist?

Dr. K. K. Kant is the Founder of Kalp Health Care, located in the sub-city of Dwarka, New Delhi.

There are trial & success methods to treat pain but as a seasoned  professionals, we know when and bhow to combine clinical reasoning with manual therapy, modalities, and recent EBP to restore mobility & rejuvenate life.

Dr. K. K. Kant has a keen interest in Ortho – Sports – Spine – Pelvic Floor – Foot field and advanced manual therapy.

Frequently Asked Questions

Your spine is made up of 33 vertebrae that are separated by 23 discs, which provide crucial support and cushioning. These discs are made of a tough exterior of collagen fibers, which house a jelly-like substance on the inside. As you age, your discs may lose moisture, and the jelly-like interior begins to dry up, which causes your discs to compress, leaving your vertebrae to rub together.

When your vertebrae rub together, bone spurs can develop, which can pinch or compromise the many nerves that run along your spine.

People with degenerative disk disease should avoid slouching and a sedentary lifestyle. They should also refrain from exercise or activities that are high impact or involve heavy lifting. Many people experience lower back pain due to degenerative disk disease.

No. The aging process in your discs occurs in almost everyone given enough time, but many feel no symptoms at all. In fact, the human body has an incredible way of compensating for age, and your spine may function perfectly well for years with degenerative disc disease

The short answer is not easily. Your discs do not benefit from their own blood supply, which means they’re limited in their ability to repair themselves. As well, when they’re compressed, any supply of nutrients or oxygen is cut off.

Strengthening and Aerobic Conditioning

Alternating 30 minutes of strengthening exercises with low-impact exercise like walking, biking or swimming every other day can maintain flexibility and mobility, as well as control weight. For those who are in too much pain to tolerate much exercise, a gentle approach is best.