Degenerative Disc Disease

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This condition is a weakening of one or more vertebral discs, which normally act as a cushion between the vertebrae. This condition can develop as a natural part of the aging process, but it may also result from injury to the back.

What is degenerative disc disease?

This detailed video describes degenerative disc disease, including disc wall tears, disc wall heals, disc center weakens, nucleus collapses, bone spurs form, and symptoms. Symptoms include pain, numbness or tingling in the legs. Strong pain tends to come and go. Bending, twisting and sitting may make the pain worse. Lying down relieves pressure on the spine.