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does having high blood pressure make you more prone to degenerative disc disease?

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Dr. Douglas Miller
Pathology 41 years experience
NO: Hypertension (high blood pressure) has many deleterious effects, mainly on the heart and blood vessels, and thus can also affect the brain and spinal cord, but does not have a role in causing disc disease or other spine degenerative disease.

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