A 47-year-old female asked:
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what can cause lumbar degenerative disc disease? had no trauma, exercise 4-5 x/week (aerobics), don't smoke, healthy weight, eat well, no family hx

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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 the vertebrae is referred to as degenerative disc disease. Usually a combination of treatments is used to help manage the disorder. Most patients treated with non-surgical treatments, but in some cases surgery is necessary.
Answered on Jun 13, 2019
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