Degenerative disc disease describes the natural breakdown of an intervertebral disc of the spine. Despite its name, DDD is not considered a disease, nor is it progressively degenerative. As discs weaken and lose water, they begin to collapse. This can result in pressure being put on the nerves in the spinal column, causing pain and weakness. While not always symptomatic, DDD can cause acute or chronic low back or neck pain as well as nerve pain depending on the location of the affected disc and the amount of pressure it places on the surrounding nerve roots.
Solution: Soothie° cooling therapy is a more appropriate at-home treatment for inflammation and acute soft tissue injury. In the case of herniated disc pain, soothie° ice may reduce the swelling and inflammation around the irritated or compressed spinal nerve that is the source of the discomfort.
Our soothie°, the thermapeutic cushion that lets you choose hot therapy, cold therapy or room-temperature softness any time you need long-lasting, hands-free comfort and pain relief. Use soothie° sitting or standing, at home, in the car or at the office, horizontally or vertically, on any part of your body that feels stiff, sore or needs support. Soothie° comes with two patented Microcore® element packs, making it easy and convenient to choose, use and alternate hot and cold therapies for maximum relief. With a quick switch, you can use your soothie° with its Microcore® element heated or cooled, or with no Microcore® element pack at all.
Pick the therapy you prefer – soothie° lets you enjoy comfort by degrees.