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Is there a cure for Lumbar Degenerative Disc Disease? I am overweight and cannot walk more than 10 steps without severe pain.

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Dr. Brian Grossman
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine
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In brief: Treatment not cure

Lumbar degenerative disc disease can usually be managed with weight loss, exercise, anti-inflammatories and non-narcotic pain relievers.
Surgery is reserved for severe cases accompanied by stenosis or necrologic symptoms. Diabetes and obesity compromise the outcome of surgery.

In brief: Treatment not cure

Lumbar degenerative disc disease can usually be managed with weight loss, exercise, anti-inflammatories and non-narcotic pain relievers.
Surgery is reserved for severe cases accompanied by stenosis or necrologic symptoms. Diabetes and obesity compromise the outcome of surgery.
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Dr. Eric Weisman
Core strengthening exercises and management of low Vit D levels seems to play an important role as well
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