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can degenerative disk disesase cause organ shut down

A 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kent
12 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Possibly...: But none proven through valid research yet. A diet rich in anti-oxidants can help decrease inflammation and degradation of connective tissue. There is ... Read More
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Rock
37 years experience Pain Management
Opioid side effects: Apart from the obvious issues like cognitive impairment, impaired responses to respiratory and cardiovscular conditions and liver damage, longterm na ... Read More
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Dr. Gregg Albers
41 years experience Addiction Medicine
Opioid side effects: Most patients with chronic back pain, that cannot get relief with physical therapy, physical modalities such as heat, ice, massage, and milder pain me ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kent
12 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Aging is #1: Degenerative disc disease occurs commonly with age. However, it can be made worse earlier with many things, including heavy labor, trauma, weak core/ ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bahman Omrani
17 years experience Pain Management
Likely, but: It may be slowed by maintaining a desirable weight, bone health, healthy diet, sufficient sleep, possibly supplements, not smoking, core muscle streng ... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
49 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Possible: Loss of calcium and bone density. With continued loss of fat in the stool, calcium and vitamin d may be lost in excessive amounts. This may result in ... Read More
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A 48-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Rooney
Specializes in Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Yes. A : Yes. A specific injury is one thing that causes a degenerative disc. Age, wear and tear, infections are other things that can cause degenerative dis ... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
52 years experience Rheumatology
See details: I have no idea what you are describing. Discs do not spread.
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
39 years experience Pain Management
DJD L4-5: What you describe is quite normal. Position very often changes the weight distribution and the click may be due to slight joint movement or even the l ... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sheeja Francis
20 years experience Rheumatology
No: Djd is another term for osteoarthritis. Would consider other causes such as fibromyalgia etc. Best to be evaluated by your primary care doctor.
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