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Who is at risk for degenerative disc disease?

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Dr. Chintan Sampat
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine
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In brief: Everybody!

Unfortunately, as we age, everyone is at risk for degenerative disc disease.
However, the risk is higher in individuals with the following: 1. Smoking 2. Obesity 3. High demand jobs involving a lot of vibration, repetitive bending, or lifting (such as truck drivers, construction workers, jobs involving frequent heavy lifting, etc.) 4. Genetic tendency in families 5. Trauma.

In brief: Everybody!

Unfortunately, as we age, everyone is at risk for degenerative disc disease.
However, the risk is higher in individuals with the following: 1. Smoking 2. Obesity 3. High demand jobs involving a lot of vibration, repetitive bending, or lifting (such as truck drivers, construction workers, jobs involving frequent heavy lifting, etc.) 4. Genetic tendency in families 5. Trauma.
Dr. Chintan Sampat
Dr. Chintan Sampat
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In brief: Susceptibility

There are some who have early degenerative arthritis in their families, and others whose work causes excessive wear and tear, such as heavy construction work, repetitive bending, tilting, twisting.

In brief: Susceptibility

There are some who have early degenerative arthritis in their families, and others whose work causes excessive wear and tear, such as heavy construction work, repetitive bending, tilting, twisting.
Dr. Bennett Machanic
Dr. Bennett Machanic
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