I was diagnosed with degenerating disc disease in the fall of 2010 and I was 17 years old at the time. I found out in my thoracic spine I have four discs degenerating and I have two discs bulging. The pain is quite significant in the area and I was hoping if anyone out there has any advice or exercises I could do to reduce my pain. I was also wondering if anyone knows how rare it is to have DDD in the thoracic spine and considering my age. Any help would be deeply appreciated.