I was watching a show on TV the other morning ( around 3 am) and there was a story about a man bitten by a brown recluse spider and showed all the damage it did. Anyway, I was also bitten by the extremely poisonous spider when I was 15. I was bitten on the base of my spine to the right side of my butt. It was awful. I almost died and was paralyzed from the waist down for 2-3- weeks. ANyway, I was wondering if this could be the cause of the DDD. No one in my family has the decease and I keep asking myself, why me? Did I do something to make this happen to me?