Greetings, I am a new member and currently have been told I suffer from DDD. I have had this for several years now but within the last few years has become worst for me. My first encounter with sciatica pain last for weeks and the pain was very extreme. I was given tens unit and went through PT but really didn't help but I finally went to a chiropractor (last resort) and did finally get some relief. I have also started to train myself to stretch, build my core but I think they only help partly. I had to give up running due to the impact of the discs and boy did that depress me quite a bit. I try to do elliptical training now and walking but every once in a while I spasm up just like today. So, I will be learning quite a bit from the forums from you all and maybe might reach out if I have to.