It’s not a question of whether we feel the affects of aging and degenerative disc disease is just another thing to add to the list. Degenerative disc disease, also known as spondylosis, is a disease that affects the spinal cord and vertebrae in the back. It can become extremely painful and possibly lead to herniation. So what exactly causes degenerative disc disease?
The longer we live, the more the water and protein content begins to change in our body’s cartilage. With this change, our cartilage becomes weaker and much more fragile to things. The vertebra in our back consists of discs and joints Read more
What is Degenerative Disc Disease, what causes it, and what you need to know about treatment and prevention…
a NO B.S. look at one of the most confusing back pain conditions.
First off, the term “degenerative disc disease” itself is very misleading… the fact is, degeneration of discs is not a disease… it’s actually quite normal.
All of us experience some level of deterioration, however it’s the cases of excessive breakdown that actually lead to pain and other symptoms.
Degeneration of a disc is simply a breakdown and wearing away of the disc, which serves as a cushion between the vertebrae of the spine. Discs are a gel-like substance, comprised of over 90% water and are norm ally strong and durable, however, when placed under uneven pressure and compression for years they can easily give way.