Lumbar degenerative disc disease is when the spinal discs on the lumbar vertebrae break down through cracks and tears or through the loss of fluid in the discs, according to WebMD. Patients can also experience degenerati... More »

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Degenerative disk disease, or DDD, occurs when the disks between the spinal vertebrae begin to break down, which is a natural part of the aging process. The disks are the gel-like cushions between the vertebrae that act ... More »

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According to WebMD, degenerative disc disease refers to age-related changes in spinal discs, which sit between the vertebrae and act as shock absorbers. Symptoms can include back pain in the lower back and neck area. Ner... More »

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Lumbar disc disease is a condition in which the intervertebral discs between vertebrae deteriorate and bulge out or rupture, according to Johns Hopkins Medicine. After rupture, fragments of disc material can press on ner... More »

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According to WebMD, degenerative disc disease refers to age-related changes in spinal discs, which sit between the vertebrae and act as shock absorbers. Symptoms can include back pain in the lower back and neck area. Ner... More »

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A herniated disc in the neck occurs when one of the discs that cushions the vertebrae in the neck becomes damaged and bulges or ruptures, according to WebMD. The vertebrae between the chest and the head make up the cervi... More »

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Lumbar spondylolysis refers to a defect in the connection between vertebrae of the spinal column, and is a very common cause of back pain, explains Cleveland Clinic. Spondylolysis gradually spreads across the lower back ... More »

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