Peter Hibberd, M.D., is a doctor whose advice is based on more than 28 years of hospital outpatient and inpatient experience. He is an experienced emergency medicine physician, surgeon, and consultant. Dr. Hibberd is certified by the American Board of Emergency Medicine. He is also a fellow and active member of the American Academy of Family Physicians, an active member of the American College of Emergency Physicians, and a member and fellow of the American Academy of Emergency Medicine. Dr. Hibberd has earned numerous national and international professional certifications, memberships, and awards.
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How Should I Treat My Back Pain?

By    |   Tuesday, 15 Oct 2013 05:46 PM

Question: What treatments are available for degenerative spinal disease?

Dr. Hibberd's s answer:
 
Degenerative disc disease is treated with supportive physical and occupational therapy and medications to manage pain. Surgery may be an option, if medical treatment fails.
 
It all depends on individual circumstances. You should see an orthopedic specialist or neurosurgeon to evaluate your condition and your options.

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