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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brian Chimenti
26 years experience Sports Medicine
DDD: Benchpress and other exercises with your back supported are generally well tolerated even with the generative disc disease as long as you keep the wei ... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Burns
36 years experience Emergency Medicine
No: degenerative disc disease is diffuse osteoarthritis of long standing. Two discs does not DJD make.
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience Neurology
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
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Dr. Eric Weisman
35 years experience Neurology
Yes: Living in florida and being 39 you can be developing osteoarthritis of the spine. You can tell from plain x-rays. Are the vertebral bodies getting clo ... Read More
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