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Can you tell me details of degenerative disc disease?

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Dr. Michael Bolesta
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Michael Bolesta
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