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Mount Washington, KY
A 38-year-old female asked:

I have degenerative disc disease with two bulging docs in my neck c4 c5. will it get worse. what can i do to keep it from getting worse.? help pain?

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Dr. Brian Grossman
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 32 years experience
Degenerative Discs: All of our tissues undergo degenerative changes as we age and this discs between our vertebrae are no exception. I wonder why we refer to degenerative discs as a "disease". We don't refer to wrinkles on our face as "degenerative skin disease" or grey hair as "degenerative hair disease". That said, degenerative discs can be a source of pain. If an anti-inflammatory doesn't resolve it see your dr
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