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Dr. Peter Ihle
53 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Just be sure-: -that her doctor is an orthopedic surgeon.

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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 years experience Pain Management
DDD: After the age of 35, the water and protein content of the cartilage of the body changes. this may cause the gradual deterioration of the disc between ... Read More
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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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A 45-year-old member asked:
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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A 54-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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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Seth Zeidman
32 years experience Neurosurgery
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
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience Neurology
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 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Behnam Myers
19 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Broad : Usually just means that the discs have lost there fluid content.
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Dowling
39 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
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
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jesse Chuang
16 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
No: Degenerative disc disease is extremely common, especially in the elderly.
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