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What is degenerative disk disease ?

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Dr. Amy Levine
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In brief: Aging

There are disks in your spine between the bones, that function as a type of padding.
As we get older they dehydrate to some degree (degenerate). As they do this they may also start to "bulge". Depending on the degree nd location, this can put pressure on nerve roots causing symptoms.

In brief: Aging

There are disks in your spine between the bones, that function as a type of padding.
As we get older they dehydrate to some degree (degenerate). As they do this they may also start to "bulge". Depending on the degree nd location, this can put pressure on nerve roots causing symptoms.
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