I've DDD in lower back L4-L5, diagnosed since February 2010. Through PT and exercise my back was getting into great shape. However this past few weeks I started getting a severe pain around my wrist. Gradually this has progressed from my shoulder, elbow down to my fingers. I went to the doctors and she prescribed anti-inflammatory tablets and pain killers. They havent helped much. I've numbness down my whole arm. The doctors thinks it a pinched nerve and could be related to the ddd in lower back.
Will this go away itself or will I need surgery?