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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Schleimer
A Verified Doctoranswered
39 years experience
See max/facial OS: Spontaneous fractures are rare. The best plan is to consult with a maxillo-facial surgeon and discuss findings, especially after extensive study of cb... Read More

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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bertrand Kaper
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 30 years experience
Yes: The prevalence of degenerative joint disease (DJD) is high in the us. DJD becomes more common with age. The incidence also increases secondary to pr... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Seema Patel
Holistic Medicine 28 years experience
Maybe not: Don't know how old you are but early injuries sustained in trauma/accidents over time can lead to degeneration of the joints. If you are still under ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Rosenfeld
Pain Management 28 years experience
DDD: I assume you mean degenerative disc disease. See a board certified pain specialist. Cervical traction and facet blocks will help. The problem is in... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Rosenfeld
Pain Management 28 years experience
See below: Yes. It is not impossible, but certainly far from the norm for a 30 year old to have djd.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. TED FEDER
41 years experience
Start Conservately: Diet, medications, exercises, avoiding trauma are the first place to start, then get more agressive with shots and lastly surgery if they do not help.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Naftulin
Pain Management 35 years experience
Osteoarthitis: The terms "osteoarthritis" , "osteoarthrosis" and "degenerative joint disease"(djd) are used interchangeably. They all refer to age-related joint det... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Bluman
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 24 years experience
Cartilage Breakdown: The hallmark feature of DJD is cartilage breakdown. This may be associated with joint stiffness, pain, joint deformity, changes in the adjacent bone ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brijesh Chandwani
Orofacial Pain 12 years experience
Pain physician: It is the effect of a disorder/disease which makes a person disable rather than having the disease. You should consult a pain management center for b... Read More
A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel McClurg
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Yes: Arthritis or degenerative joint disease are generic catch all terms applied to all conditions affecting the cartilage inside a joint. There are over ... Read More