In addition to copd and congestive heart failure, I'm missing the bottom two disks in my back - I've seen the pics, they've degenerated to pretty much nothing.
So, depending on which doctor I'm speaking with (primary care, orthopedic surgeon, pain care dr, pain care NP) it's been called Spinal stenosis or degenerative disk disease plus, sciatica is also thrown in.
Is there a difference between spinal stenosis and ddd? If so, what? I'd just like to know how to explain/describe when asked.