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Dealing With Degenerative Disk Disease [electronic resource]

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Video; Computer Resource; Online Video; Online
Degenerative disk disease is not really a disease at all, but the result of aging, injury, or physical activity. Nonetheless, the condition can be both painful and debilitating, and by late middle age, most people exhibit some degree of spinal disk deterioration. This program profiles two patients with lumbar DDD-one an office worker, the other a firefighter-who get relief through two entirely different courses of treatment. The first opts to address the symptoms with physical therapy and a form of acupuncture called intramuscular stimulation, while the second decides to eliminate the root cause of the discomfort with disk replacement surgery. The importance of early diagnosis is emphasized.
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27 min.
9 & up
  • Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on Nov. 17, 2009.
  • Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
  • What Is Degenerative Disk Disease? (1:23)
  • Risk Factors for DDD (0:56)
  • Treatment for DDD Symptoms (0:41)
  • Symptoms of DDD (1:37)
  • Vertebral Disks (1:05)
  • Pain Relief (1:03)
  • Conservative Pain Treatment (1:38)
  • Back Injury (1:14)
  • Debilitating Back Injury (1:12)
  • Damaged Spinal Disks (1:21)
  • Disk Replacement Surgery (1:49)
  • Artificial Spinal Disk (1:41)
  • Surgical Success (1:07)
  • Physical Therapy and Back Pain (0:55)
  • Intramuscular Stimulation (1:23)
  • Spinal Disk Replacement (1:02)
  • Future of Back Pain Treatment (0:59)
New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2009], c2008.
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40698 Films Media Group
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1 streaming video file (27 min.) : sd., col., digital file.
Mode of access: Internet.
System requirements: FOD playback platform.
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