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DDD - Degenerative Disc Disease

Is without a doubt the most miss understood of all spinal conditions. I think the two words

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
    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

Degenerative Disc Disease

What is Degenerative Disc Disease?

Common symptoms of Degenerative Disc Disease

Controlling Degenerative Disc Disease

Degenerative Disc Disease Treatment Guidelines

Living with Degenerative Disc Disease

Deciding if Surgery is needed for your Degenerative Disc Disease

Degenerative Disc Disease Video

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


  • itsautonomicitsautonomic LouisianaPosts: 1,817
    I think it's misunderstood by doctors to. DDD is , at times, used for annular tears and herniations that are not hitting nerves. Is that right or wrong I do not know??
    Do your due dilegence, trust you know your body and question everything if it does not fit. Advocate for yourself and you will be suprised what will be revealed trusting your body and instinct.
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