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desiccated disc

DaniellegohDDaniellegoh Posts: 1
edited 12/16/2014 - 4:37 AM in Degenerative Disc Disease
Hi all, I'm new here and generally have many doubts about my condition. I have 2 desiccated disc in between c5,6 and 7. How do I 're-hydrate' them if it's possible like what kind of food or supplements that help. And what activities I should avoid to slow down the degeneration? I'm 36 and this is the first year that all symptoms show up.


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  • DDD is a normal part of the aging process. It occurs over decades , and slowly in almost all people over the age of 21 or so....it is the severity of the DDD that is cause for concern. Injury, trauma, heredity, work jobs that are physically demanding can cause DDD to be worse than it might normally be for someone your age.
    Most cases of DDD are considered normal , unless there are other symptoms involved and it is more advanced than it should be for someone of your age group. It is typically treated with the use of anti inflammtory medications, and excercise to strengthen the muscles and other structures in the area.
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