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I have juvenile degenerative disc disease and we are worried about complications arising when i get pregnant. What are common problems?

I have juvenile degenerative disc disease and we are worried about complications arising when i get pregnant. What are common problems?

Don't worry be happy: There is little chance of anything more than some increased lower back pain as long as your weight is under control, you are exercising regularly and you are not smoking. This slight increased risk of back pain can be managed with physical therapy modalities and with a pregnancy support harness if needed ...Read more

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What is severe disc disease and how is it treated?

What is severe disc disease and how is it treated?

Disc disease: There is not good correlation between degree of disc disease on an imaging exam and degree of back pain. Some people with horrible looking backs have no pain and some with perfect looking backs have horrible pain. ...Read more

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Hi doctors, was just wondering what is degenerating disc disease?

Hi doctors, was just wondering what is degenerating disc disease?

Aging discs: Degenerative disc disease is the process by which discs in your back break down with wear and tear and with aging. Discs are found between vertebral bodies in our spines. Discs provide cushions between bones. Gravity, years of heavy lifting and running and walking and standing and jumping provides stress on the discs and they break down with time. Pain, nerve issues and other symptoms arise. ...Read more

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How can electroacupuncture worsen or improve disc disease?

Unlikely: This is unlikely to worsen or improve disc disease. At best it may help the symptoms either transiently or less frequently for a prolonged period of time. ...Read more

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What is the va disability rating for degenerative disc disorder?

What is the va disability rating for degenerative disc disorder?

Check this out: http://www.hadit.com/forums/topic/17960-how-is-degenerative-disc-disease-rated/.

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Please tell me can electroacupuncture improve or worsen disc disease?

Please tell me can electroacupuncture improve or worsen disc disease?

Acupuncture: Acupuncture with electric stimulation can decrease inflammation, improve blood circulation & lymphatic drainage with decreased pain in area around the disc. However, the acupuncture will not cure/ fix the disc itself. ...Read more

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What is degenerative disc disease?

What is degenerative disc disease?

DDD: In short, it is normal wear and tear of the vertebrae and discs without evidence of a more precise pathology such as neural impingement , inflammation, spondylolisthesis, dish, etc. ...Read more

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What causes degenerative disc disease?

What causes degenerative disc disease?

Genetics: In a research study started in 1991 and published in 2009 (the spine journal 9 pg. 47-59), identical and nonidentical twins were longitudinally studied. Twins had widely differing levels of risk factors (activity, smoking, occupation) thought to cause ddd. This study showed that there is a strong genetic component to ddd and that external risk factors previously belived to be important, were not. ...Read more

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