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Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience Neurology
A phase: We conceive that ms starts with inflammatory attack on the central nervous system, followed by a less intensive but gradually deteriorating process wh ... Read More

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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kourosh Shamlou
28 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Arthritis: we all get it sooner or later. it is like tires on a car. but unlike worn out tires, there is no cure for it.
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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 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Amy Levine
22 years experience Radiology
Aging: There are disks in your spine between the bones, that function as a type of padding. As we get older they dehydrate to some degree (degenerate). As ... Read More
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Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Atherosclerotic : Degenerative vascular disease refers to atherosclerotic disease. It is not vascular disease in a 'degenerate'. We call it degenerative because the ve ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sal Aragona
40 years experience Dentistry
TMD/TMJ: Tmj stands for temporomandibular joint. It is the joint that connects the lower jaw to the base of the skull at two areas or joints. It sometimes refe ... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience Ophthalmology
Not all have it: This is a condition in which in the presence of higher degrees of myopia (not very common) there are changes at the back of the eye near the areas tha ... Read More
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A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Keith Leap
27 years experience Emergency Medicine
Wear and tear: It simply means 'wear and tear.' Over time, our back, our hips and other areas in our bodies develop changes of arthritis from use; particularly thos ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Colin Kerr
43 years experience Family Medicine
DJD w osteophytes: Degenerative joint disease (DJD) is the normal "wear and tear" kind of arthritis that we are all going to get as we get older in our most used joints. ... Read More
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
29 years experience Geriatrics
Arthritis: Degenerative joint disease or DJD is just another way to say osteoarthritis which is the most common form of arthritis. Rheumatoid arthritis is a less ... Read More
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