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Jaws650JJaws650 Posts: 34
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:22 AM in Degenerative Disc Disease
Hi All,
I was wondering if anyone who has DDD have this same problem ?
I have DDD in my lumbar L3 thru S1 and L5-S1 is narrowed. When I walk or even move that part of my spine I can feel it popping or snapping when I walk it pops every time I lift my left leg. And sometimes it can be quite painfull.
Anyone else experience that? and have you had to have something done ? or any suggestions?

Thanks, Jaws


  • No DDD here, (that I know of) but I can tell you this: When my pain first began (lumbar) it felt as if my spine was crushing itself every time I stood up straight, I could only get relief by bending over, or leaning on something. Recently, it no longer feels that way. When I am walking, it feels as though my spine shifts, as if it were in two pieces, and the top piece slides off of the bottom. Its only for a spit second, excruciating, and happens frequently. Its almost like a pop, as if it pops in and out of place...
  • That almost describes it. Except I only get relief when I lay down. But yea, feels like my spine is detached and slipping.
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  • Hi, I have DDD and one disk in the lower lumbar region which has had repeat herniations and has a anular tear. The feeling and sounds could be weak back muscles from the injury in which the back core muscles have not been strengthend enough.

    Have you been to any kind of back therapy? or are you doing core re-building exercises?
  • I agree with Wally, you need to be doing core stability exercises and if you can get to a heated pool, just walking in the pool would do you a lot of good. I know the 'popping' sound as I was ggetting that when I first herniated my discs and before i had a laminectomy/discectomy. It both felt and sounded awful.

    The more you can 'support' your back the more your back can support you.

    Core stability is the key

    Blessings Sara O:)
  • Thanks, I think your all right. I see my PM on the 23rd and this time I've got a list of questions for him. That will be one of them.

    Thanks again
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