Is degenerative disc disease the same as having a bulging disc
im not a Dr but I don't think there are the same thing.
HI,no its not I have DDD for awhile now, I had surgery to fix mine. It can get worse over time due to age.Degenerative disc disease is not really a disease at all, but rather a degenerative condition that at times can produce pain from a damaged disc.
A bulging disk is a condition related to the spine, usually the lumbar, or lower back, that occurs when a disk bulges through a crevice in the spine. Disks are the soft, gelatinous material that cushions the vertebrae of the spine. A bulging disk occurs when the disk shifts out of its normal radius and most often occurs simply as a result of age.