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Degenerative disc disease drugs

A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 52 years experience
Wear and tear: Since we are bipeds and walk upright, our discs support a great deal of pressure. Over time the support fibers (annulous fibrosis) may fray or split ... Read More
Dr. Laurence Badgley
General Practice 53 years experience
Radiologic Term: Probably most popular "diagnosis" doctors use as speculative causation of low back pain generation. "ddd" is term commonly taken from radiologic repor... Read More
Dr. Dan Fisher
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
DDD: In short, it is normal wear and tear of the vertebrae and discs without evidence of a more precise pathology such as neural impingement , inflammation... Read More

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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 52 years experience
Wear and tear: Since we are bipeds and walk upright, our discs support a great deal of pressure. Over time the support fibers (annulous fibrosis) may fray or split ... Read More
Dr. Stan Lee
Dr. Stan Leeanswered
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 23 years experience
Genetics: In a research study started in 1991 and published in 2009 (the spine journal 9 pg. 47-59), identical and nonidentical twins were longitudinally studie... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Seth Zeidman
Neurosurgery 33 years experience
Collapse: Discs lose water content and sponginess. More load on the facets causing them to hypertrophy. This in turn leads to more nerve root compromise. May... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 52 years experience
Susceptibility: There are some who have early degenerative arthritis in their families, and others whose work causes excessive wear and tear, such as heavy constructi... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Behnam Myers
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 20 years experience
Broad : Usually just means that the discs have lost there fluid content.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Dowling
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 40 years experience
Multiple : If no pain, don't worry about it otherwise: exercise, keep your weight down and do not smoke if you have that habit. Sometimes use of medication can ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jesse Chuang
Nephrology and Dialysis 17 years experience
No: Degenerative disc disease is extremely common, especially in the elderly.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Goodrich
Neurosurgery 39 years experience
Degenerative disc: The most common test now done is the MRI, in some cases a CT scan can be also helpful
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Dowling
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 40 years experience
Pain in the spine : Region like neck or lower back with some pain with prolonged positioning like sitting or change of position but better lying down or with exercises ro... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Atif Haque
Neurosurgery 18 years experience
DDD: Many people are asymptomatic from degenerative disc disease, while some will have pain along the involved portion of the spine.

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