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If you could do it over, what would you have done to prevent DDD?



  • You should make your own post so people will see one lady is getting ADR in Germany and tripleADR has had ADR. Please post again. Charry
    DDD of lumbar spine with sciatica to left hip,leg and foot. L4-L5 posterior disc bulge with prominent facets, L5-S1 prominent facets with a posterior osteocartilaginous bar. Mild bilateral foraminal narrowing c-spine c4-c7 RN
  • So far I know my DDD feels much better when I am active and excercising. But once my L/4/5 was shot for good, that literally forced me to stop excercising. All in all it is frustrating, especially after a large weight loss. Excercise was the only thing that kept me going sometimes. I should have stopped smoking a long time ago. Hopefully once fully recovered from the fusion, I can get back to where I was physically and serious core strengthening.

    My 2 cents :)
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  • I didn't even know I had DDD till this year, I have been dealing with back pain for 8 years had a laminectomy 2 years ago. Then when I went to the doctor he said the same disk, L5-S1 had DDD, he thought it was longer than 8 years that I would have had problems with is regardless, like it was heriditary. But I'm the first person in my family with these kind of issues, so its strange.

    If anything, better posture, being less rough on my back, and eating better. If I could do it all over again. ;)
  • From my experience changing what we had done historically would only have reduced the risk and never curtailed the origin of DDD, that risk is never quantified and left to us to imagine what the possibilities might have been. No research suggests how the pace and rate of change will impact on us as individuals, nothing can be reversed only slowed if the a preferable strategy were to be used. These proposals are always said with hindsight and understanding of this knowledge should prevent any development in the future, that we all know will be questionable.

    It might be thought that every disease is preventable that on the basis of the responsibility we have, that is more rhetoric than reality. My sister terminal cancer would not have been omitted in the notion of a good walk or eating more greens, it is fanciful to suggest that the element of responsibility we do have is sufficient for us to eradicate the onset of this debilitating condition. She was a healthy person and even with the benefit of an active lifestyle and all the perceived mode of good health succumbed to its final outcome.

    It may well be part of the aging process and that may be acceptable when age is on our side and we have enjoyed the fruits of some youth, having this at any age is not how it is supposed to be. That age analogy may give me some guarantee of longevity and I vote to expire through old age, if nothing else.

    This site is evidence that the repair of spines overall is not a clear cut as the medical profession would propose, and some have yet to feel the benefit of pain reduction let alone eradication. Time will decide if these proposals for slowing the rate down has any relevance, that is the wish for everyone here.

  • New to forum. Please send me or refer me to your original message that discussed reversal
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