Degenerative Disc Disease

Degenerative disc disease (DDD) is typically associated with aging. As you age, your discs, like other joints in the body, can degenerate (break down) and become problematic. However, DDD can occur in people at a young age, as some patients inherit a prematurely aging spine.

If you have chronic back or neck pain, you may have degenerative disc disease. It commonly occurs in your low back (lumbar spine) or neck (cervical spine). Developing degenerative disc disease is a gradual process. The discs can bulge, herniate, or thin, causing discomfort. There are several different treatment options available for patients suffering from DDD. Consult with your physician to see what the best option is for you.

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