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What can cause lumbar degenerative disc disease? Had no trauma, exercise 4-5 x/week (aerobics), don't smoke, healthy weight, eat well, no family hx

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In brief: Wear and tear

Glad you regularly exercise as strength and stretching will minimize ongoing arthritic changes.
A physical therapist could assist if gets worse.

In brief: Wear and tear

Glad you regularly exercise as strength and stretching will minimize ongoing arthritic changes.
A physical therapist could assist if gets worse.
Dr. Bennett Machanic
Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management

In brief: DDD

After the age of 35, the water and protein content of the cartilage of the body changes.
this may cause the gradual deterioration of the disc between the vertebrae is referred to as degenerative disc disease. Usually a combination of treatments is used to help manage the disorder. Most patients treated with non-surgical treatments, but in some cases surgery is necessary.

In brief: DDD

After the age of 35, the water and protein content of the cartilage of the body changes.
this may cause the gradual deterioration of the disc between the vertebrae is referred to as degenerative disc disease. Usually a combination of treatments is used to help manage the disorder. Most patients treated with non-surgical treatments, but in some cases surgery is necessary.
Dr. Paul Grin
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