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From the Disc. For the Disc.

One of the leading causes of lumbar pain is the age-related wear and tear we experience on our intervertebral discs. Over time, our discs shrink and lose hydration, resulting in a loss of flexibility and cushioning ability which can lead to instability, reduced mobility and the potential for nerve compression or pain.

Via Disc NP is a minimally invasive, non-surgical procedure that can help restore the cushioning function of the intervertebral disc and supplement a patient’s tissue loss due to intervertebral disc degeneration.

Degenerative Disc Disease (DDD) and Discogenic Pain

Spine Components - vertebrae and intervertebral discs.

Spine Components

The spine is composed of two main structural components: (1) vertebrae and (2) intervertebral discs.

  • The vertebrae are the bones of the spine that function to protect the spinal cord and support the upper body.
  • Each vertebra is separated by an intervertebral disc which acts to cushion against impact and provide flexibility to support your body’s ability to bend and rotate.

Characteristics of Degenerated Discs

Degenerated discs are characterized by decreased disc height, loss of water content and loss of nutrient content.

These functional biomechanical alterations present as cracks and fissures within your disc. Altogether, the structural changes in the degenerated disc strain the nerves, put focal pressure on the spine and ultimately cause pain

Spine Diagram

Find out how we can help

If you’re ready to take back control of your life, request a consultation with us today to find out if Via Disc NP or one of our other innovative treatment options is right for you.

River City Sports & Spine Specialists offers the greater Columbus, GA and surrounding areas highly trained, board-certified medical staff with more than 37  years of experience diagnosing and treating spinal and other musculoskeletal disorders that lead to pain and mobility issues.

Our physicians specialize in non-surgical treatment options that alleviate spine and peripheral joint pain. We are experts in a wide variety of advanced, minimally invasive procedures that allow patients to return to their daily lives with little to no downtime.

Schedule an appointment with RCSSS today for an evaluation with one of our doctors and move forward with your life.

Dr. Dawson and Dr. Buzanowska

Dr. Gary Dawson and Dr. Marzena Buzanowska