Degenerative Disc Disease
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Degenerative Disc Disease is one of the most common causes of chronic back pain,
especially low back pain and neck pain. It's also one of the most misunderstood 'conditions'.
We can help control the pain you experience due to Degenerative Disc Disease.

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Technically, degeneration of the intervertebral disc, often called "degenerative disc disease" (DDD) of the spine can cause severe back  pain and can greatly affect the quality of your life. 

For most people, disc degeneration is a normal part of aging & isn't necessarily a problem. For others, degenerated disc can cause severe, constant chronic pain.

Your lower back (Lumbar vertebrae) and your neck (Cervical vertebrae) are normally the areas of your spine that will send you to a pain doctor.  These areas are more susceptible to chronic pain due to Disc Degeneration than other areas of your spine.


In truth, this condition is not always degenerative and is not really a disease:

  • Part of the confusion is caused by term "degenerative", which implies that your back will get worse with time.  The term applies to the disc degenerating, but does not apply to the symptoms it causes.

    Disc degeneration is more likely to progress over time, but the low back pain from degenerative disc disease does not always get worse and in fact can get better, if treated properly over time.
     
  • Another source of confusion is caused by the term "disease",  Degenerative disc disease is not really a disease, it's a degenerative condition that can produce pain from a damaged disc.
Degenerative disc disease is a term used to describe the normal changes in your spinal discs as you age.

Spinal discs are soft, compressible discs that separate the 33 interlocking bones (your vertebrae) that make up your spine. The discs act like shock absorbers for the spine, allowing it to flex, bend, and twist. Degenerative disc disease can take place throughout the spine, but it most often occurs in the discs in the lower back and the neck.

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