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bone degeneration

Hi all.
I am 26 years old, and I've been diagnosed with bone degeneration and bone spurs in the exit faramins. Is this normal??


  • LizLiz Posts: 7,832
    edited 07/23/2013 - 3:40 AM
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  • You ask if its normal, we can't comment on diagnosis however a lot of people suffer with bone spurs, and being human we do degenerate with age. The question is do you have any pain or symptoms from these conditions? A lot of people live their lives without ever knowing they have these problems.
  • Hi Dale. Appologies for maybe being unclear in my question, what I'd like to know is weather having bone degeneration at 26 is commom, as all information I can find state that this is only expected from age 45 onwards. I do have pain in my neck consistantly, not a day goes by without neckpain. It starts at the base of my neck and radiates into my head. I also don't get much sleep as laying down gives me severe discomfort. I also experience numbness of fingertips and toes. Some weeks I have up to 4 migraines per week, which makes it difficult to continue normal couse of work and life. Any advice wil b highly appreciated.

  • I think that having bone degeneration and bone spurs at 26 is probably unusual although we do meet other young spine sufferers on this site.
    What has your spine doctor advised to help you?

    I have similar problems but I am much older than you :-)
    My problems have led me to have spinal fusions of both my lumbar and cervical spine. I do have problems in my thoracic spine too but am hoping never to need any surgery there!

  • If this helps any I am 27 and have has DDD along with arthritis for a few years now and have horrible pain. I am doing everything possible to not have surgery. Injections, medication, ect... I was told that is was not common for my age, maybe because it is so bad and I have horrible pain from it. I have it in my neck, thoracic, and lower lumbar. I was In a bad car accident 11 years ago which maybe the cause of it not sure but your not the only young one there's others out there. Arthritis was found in my neck when I was 17 that's when all my problems started but really manageable up until about a year ago things got really bad. Just keep record of your symptoms time date things like that. Hope this helps! Sorry it's a rough road!!!
  • klangenfeldkklangenfeld Posts: 15
    edited 07/26/2013 - 12:19 PM
    I also have DDD along with arthritis and I have it in my neck and they suspect my lower back. Mine is a combination of a bad fall, whiplash and scoliosis. I believe I have had the arthritis in my neck since I was in high school as I can remember having neck pain that far back. I've been told it's unusual for someone so young to have degenerative changes but becoming more and more common. I have other issues and my spine has progressed to a much worse place, had I known earlier I could have been easier on it and perhaps not been as bad as I am now. I find icing helps and alleve used to help and just make sure to keep an eye on any progression!
    C3-C6 herniated causing severe foraminal stenosis pressing against the left ventral aspect of the spinal cord.
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