A 29-year-old female asked:
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hi! what is the difference between ddd, djd, osteoarthritis, and spondylosis? i am confused. thanks ana, physical therapy student.

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Dr. Joel Cooperman
46 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Similar issues: DDD, stands for degenerative disc disease. It is a condition in which the actual cushion between the vertebrae begins to dry out and shrink. DJD stands for degenerative joint disease , a condition in which the bone is beginning to become arthritic and may develop spurs . Another name for that is osteoarthritis. That condition may be age and or activity related. Spondylosis is also interchangeable
Answered on Aug 17, 2016

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