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Does degenerative disc disease spread to other parts of the spine?
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In brief: No
It does not spread but can occur at multiple disc spaces.

In brief: No
It does not spread but can occur at multiple disc spaces.
Dr. Robert Schlessel
Dr. Robert Schlessel
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Dr. Carl Spivak
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine
In brief: Does not spread!
Degenerative disk disease is wear and tear breakdown of the disks in the spine from aging, lifestyle, sports, work and genetics.
As people age the disk looses water and shrivels up and weakens. The disk is unable to absorb forces from sitting, running and jumping. The body tries to stabilize the disk producing bone spurs and thickening ligaments. This may happen throughout the spine.

In brief: Does not spread!
Degenerative disk disease is wear and tear breakdown of the disks in the spine from aging, lifestyle, sports, work and genetics.
As people age the disk looses water and shrivels up and weakens. The disk is unable to absorb forces from sitting, running and jumping. The body tries to stabilize the disk producing bone spurs and thickening ligaments. This may happen throughout the spine.
Dr. Carl Spivak
Dr. Carl Spivak
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