There are several patient story videos on Spine-Health that talk about Arthritis. Search on Patient stories
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I am new to this forum and hoping for some inspiration and hope in dealing with DDD and the chronic pain that goes with it. All the medical doctors that I have seen only point me to spinal fusion but are still reluctant to perform any surgery. Meanwhile, I have not relief from the pain. Activities including core strengthen exercises leave me incapacitated some times for hours or days.