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What Can You Tell Me About Degenerative Disc Disease
Not a disease : More a condition like calling wrrinkly skin disease commonly asymptomatic age related risk factors include smoking truck driving 30% of people with no backache over age of 30 have findings consiatant with ddd on MRI ddd is a MRI finding not a diagnosis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Degenerative disks are when the normal "spongy" architechture of the disks goes away. The disks normally are between the vertebre in your spine. So when the disks degenerate, you lose mobility and eventually the bones can touch together, which is very painful. Also when the disks degenerate, ...Read more
Aging: Degeneration of the disk involves chemical changes, loss of water content, tearing of the fibers, loss of height. Genetics plays a role, but if a person lives long enough she or he will eventually have some disk degeneration. It can be painless. When there is pain, it is called disease, but proving that it is the source of pain is not always possible. ...Read more
I was diagnose with DDD
Also known as degenerative disc disease. Can anybody tell me what this is ? And how can I fix it ?
Not fixable: It's a result of living! As we all develop degenerative(wear and tear) changes by moving and weight bearing: some of us more than other. You can't reverse it but by optimize your weight, posture/ergonomics, and optimizing your core strength(think balance between your back and abdominal muscles) you can help minimize further damage to your spine. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How can you tell if nerve pain is coming from herniated disc vs. peripheral neuropathy vs. degenerative disc disease? What are the symptoms of each?
Can you tell me natural cures for facet joint arthritis/degenerative disc disease in lower lumbar spine?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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