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Is without a doubt the most miss understood of all spinal conditions. I think the two words Degenerative[/u] and [u]Disease make it seem far worse than it is in most situations.
Degenerative Disc Disease DDD is effectively the aging of our spines. Just as our hair starts to turn gray, our spines get old and worn. Most people by the time they reach 30 will show some signs of DDD. Of course as with all spinal conditions, there are several elements that can make that happen sooner or more advanced.
Genetics Trauma Prior Surgery
The good thing about DDD is that in most situations it can be managed by approved exercise programs and over the counter NSAIDS. Only the more severe cases of DDD will require surgery. So many people live with DDD and have learned how to manage it without allowing it to become a disruptive part of their daily life.
I think it is important for everyone to read the details about DDD