Please see the index below for a list of all our articles on Degenerative Disc Disease.

If you are new to the subject, we recommend starting with: What Is Degenerative Disc Disease?

For people with painful flare-ups from degenerative disc disease, the main treatment goals will usually include pain control, exercise and rehabilitation, and lifestyle modifications.

A disc becomes painful when its inner material leaks, triggering inflammation and compression of nearby nerves.