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DDD and racquetball

edited 06/11/2012 - 8:48 AM in Degenerative Disc Disease
I just got an MDI done for my lower back pain and weakness which worsened greatly about 6 weeks ago. It has not been read yet professionally, but it looks to me like I have DDD. This is based on the images I have seen on line and reading about the sympstom on this web site. I may be premature in this, but wil find out this week for sure.

My question is if I will ever be able to be play racquetball again with DDD. I believe playing has contributed to my condition, but was able to play and then rest when my back flared up. Now I have been down for 6 weeks and am questioning if I will ever be able to play again. I did not see anything on line about returning to these type of activities.


  • The outcomes of spine treatment are so variable. Your question is not an easy one to answer. But I can suggest to you that it takes time, patience and persistence with conservative treatment to get over an acute episode. Many have returned to previous activities so try not to even think that this is the way things will always be for you.


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