ok folks, at the risk of being obsessive.
From the links given and research done I have some conclusions on Disk Degeneration Disease.
Will leave the semantics of the name out of it.
1.) I understand that disk degeneration is normal
2.) It can be affected by various factors, such as smoking, genetics, trauma, RSI, occupation.
Now this is where I start to have issues. There is normal DDD and there is abnormal DDD. Let's put this in perspective.
It's normal for alot of males to loose hair say between the ages of 25-40. However, its not normal for males to loose hair say after using a brand of toothpaste from taiawan(no offence.) So obviously it's normal to get old, but to get old prematurely is not normal, seeing that it happens quite a bit is no more reason call it normal.
It is is a process that has many different phases, the last phase I think being termed IDD, where you are pretty much screwed.
WHen I was told I had "it" I got the distinct feeling I was beind told "don't worry now, when it gets really bad we'll help you."
I got two tears in different discs and bulges. From what I know about tears(there are three kinds) so far is that there are differrent kinds, and they each mean different things.
I also am seeing that a bulge as well as a tear will inevitably lead it being displaced. Since the tear weakens etc. NOt neccesarily but likely seems to be the relationship here.
Am a little uncomfortable with the whole lets wait and see.