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is it possible for hyperparathyroidism to cause degenerative disc disease?

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Dr. Ho-Sheng Lin
16 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Yes: There is a definite association between degenerative disc disease and hyperparathyroidism. The most common cause of degenerative joint disease is due to repetitive stress "wear and tear" on the joint. However, many systemic diseases, including hyperparathyroidism, can also exacerbate or cause degenerative joint disease.
Answered on Mar 26, 2014
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