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Age 28 and just discovered DDD following L1 fracture from car accident...

Hi all, what a great site to find :)

I found out today following an MRI for a L1 fracture caused by a car accident a few weeks ago that I in fact have DDD of L4 & 5. What I would like to find out if has anyone had a similar condition and if so how does it affect being pregnant in the future?

Doctors said I will start PT in a few days to strengthen the back muscles and continue with pain medicine and a back brace for 3 more weeks. (8 weeks in total since accident).

Thank you and wish you all the best.


  • dilaurodilauro ConnecticutPosts: 9,875
    I am sure you will find your stay here very rewarding. Beside these patient forums, Spine-Health provides one of the largest medical library of articles and videos.

    Degenerative Disc Disease is probably the most mis-understood of all spinal conditions. I think the two words degenerative and disease make it sound much worse. What it really is , its the aging of our spine. Just as our hair starts to turn gray, our spine ages. Most folks by the time they are in the late 20's will show some sign of DDD.

    It can be seen earlier or more advance due to:
    - Accident or Trauma
    - Multiple surgeries
    - Genetics

    The good news is that most DDD cases can be treated with an approved exercise program and Over the Counter NSAIDs

    Take a look at this article: Degenerative Disc Disease
    Ron DiLauro Spine-Health System Administrator
    I am not a medical professional. I comment on personal experiences
    You can email me at: rdilauro@veritashealth.com
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