I'm really glad I found this board.
I'm a 36 year old former athlete that's had all sorts of disc trouble the last two years--herniations, ruptures, etc and now the diagnosis is general DDD.
I'm not good with the lingo yet but the doc says I have no space between the base and the first vertabrae and there's almost no space between the next level.
Some days I feel perfect. Others are just horrible.
Am trying to avoid surgery at all costs. I've just heard too many bad stories.
Anyway, great board here. It's comforting to know I'm not alone.