"Degeneration of the intervertebral disc of the spine, often called "degenerative disc disease" (DDD) or "degenerative disc disorder", is a condition that can be painful and can greatly affect the quality of one's life. While disc degeneration is a normal part of aging and for most people is not a problem, for certain individuals a degenerated disc can cause severe constant chronic pain."
Degenerative disc disease is not really a disease but a term used to describe the normal changes in your spinal discs as you age. Spinal discs are soft, compressible discs that separate the interlocking bones (vertebrae) that make up the spine. The discs act as shock absorbers for the spine, allowing it to flex, bend, and twist. Degenerative disc disease can take place throughout the spine, but it most often occurs in the discs in the lower back (lumbar region) and the neck (cervical region).
Search for questions
Still looking for answers? Try searching for what you seek or ask your own question.
Posted 13 Feb 2010 • 2 answers
I have chronic back pain due to degenerative disc disease, NOS, bulging disc and sciatica nerv damag
Posted 12 Dec 2013 • 2 answers
Hydromorphone - I have been taking hydrocodone for years for cervical degenerative disc disease with
Posted 8 Mar 2016 • 0 answers
Herniated Disc - I have cervical degenerative disc disease on C5 and no disc at all in C6. In C6 the
Posted 30 Dec 2016 • 2 answers
I have fibromyalgia since 2005, degenerative disc disease since 2015 and RA since 2012 so I'm a lot?
Posted 16 Jan 2017 • 2 answers