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Is it possible to prevent disc degeneration?
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Dr. Jonathan Hyde
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine
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In brief: No
Disc degeneration occurs naturally, and there may be genetic associations to this occurance.
Injuries may also cause the start of the degeneration. The best advice is a good lumbar core exercise program for a healthy back, but there is no prevention of this condition (not even vitamins, nutriceuticals, etc.).

In brief: No
Disc degeneration occurs naturally, and there may be genetic associations to this occurance.
Injuries may also cause the start of the degeneration. The best advice is a good lumbar core exercise program for a healthy back, but there is no prevention of this condition (not even vitamins, nutriceuticals, etc.).
Dr. Jonathan Hyde
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Dr. Thomas Dowling
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine
In brief: No unless you never
Grow older than 10 as discs can be seen to degenerate as early as that age.
You can minimize the rate by not getting obese, not smoking and by exercising regularly.

In brief: No unless you never
Grow older than 10 as discs can be seen to degenerate as early as that age.
You can minimize the rate by not getting obese, not smoking and by exercising regularly.
Dr. Thomas Dowling
Dr. Thomas Dowling
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