A 36-year-old female asked:
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if i have 2 degenerative discs, does that mean i have degenerative discs disease?

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Dr. James Burns
36 years experience Emergency Medicine
No: degenerative disc disease is diffuse osteoarthritis of long standing. Two discs does not DJD make.
Answered on Jun 1, 2019
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