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Thoracic DDD Disheartened as educated :(

BarbAug1BBarbAug1 Posts: 23
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:40 AM in Degenerative Disc Disease
The more im reading about this back problem ive had for all these years leaves a very grey picture.. is there really no real relief from the constant pain and stabbing i mean without pills? and is the surgeries really so scary that they are the very last resort for paralysis incontinence and pain.. im kinda scared now


  • dilaurodilauro ConnecticutPosts: 9,846
    DDD is still one of the most misunderstand spinal problem.
    The words Degenerative and Disease make it so gloomy.
    In reality, it is the aging of our spines. Most people by the time they hit 28-30 years old will show some signs of DDD.
    This can come on sooner or more enhanced due to:

    - Trauma
    - Spinal Surgeries
    - Genetic Conditions

    The bright side is that most DDD cases can be managed and controlled via an approved Exercise program and over the counter NSAIDS.

    Only the more severe cases of DDD will require surgery
    Ron DiLauro Spine-Health System Administrator
    I am not a medical professional. I comment on personal experiences
    You can email me at: rdilauro@veritashealth.com
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