Degenerative disease is the result of a continuous process based on degenerative cell changes, affecting tissues or organs, which will increasingly deteriorate over time, whether due to normal bodily wear or lifestyle choices such as exercise or eating habits.
There are more than 100 different arthritis and other musculoskeletal conditions that affect the muscles, bones and joints. Management techniques can include medical treatment and medication, physiotherapy, exercise and self-management techniques.
These are some of the conditions:
Lumbar degenerative disc disease, refers to a syndrome whereby a compromised disc causes low back pain, which could be resulted from simple wear and tear, or may be due to a traumatic cause.
Cervical degenerative disc disease, refers to a syndrome whereby a breakdown of the cushioning disc in the cervical spine due to wear and tear, resulting in neck and radiating arm pain.
Spondylosis is a condition of any spinal degeneration with both pain and degeneration happening concurrently.
Arthritic conditions are generally characterized by pain, aching, swelling, stiffness, decrease range of motion in one or more joints.
Hip osteoarthritis is a condition caused by a breakdown of cartilage tissue due to inflammation, injury, or wear and tear of the hip joint, resulting pain and stiffness in the hip area and the lower limbs.
Knee osteoarthritis is a condition caused by a breakdown of cartilage tissue due to injury, or wear and tear of the knee joint, resulting in pain and stiffness in the knee.