All Degenerative Disc Disease Articles

Degenerative disc disease (DDD) usually affects older people because it’s caused by the effects of aging on the spine. The intervertebral discs can become stiff and rigid, causing pain and other symptoms. However, there are many treatments, including physical therapy, medications, exercise, and surgery.

Degenerative Disc Disease Center

Degenerative disc disease (DDD) is typically associated with aging. As you age, your discs, like other joints in the body, can degenerate (break down) and become problematic.

Ergonomics and Degenerative Disc Disease

Degenerative disc disease (DDD) affects many people, and work can exacerbate common DDD symptoms such as back pain. Learn some basic ergonomic principles on how to adapt your work environment to protect your spine and prevent your back pain from getting worse.

Symptoms of Degenerative Disc Disease

Back or neck pain is a common symptom of degenerative disc disease. Where pain is felt depends on the region of the spine affected by DDD.

Drugs, Medications, and Spinal Injections for Degenerative Disc Disease

Degenerative disc disease is a common spinal disorder that can cause neck or low back pain. Patients and their doctors have many different types of medications to choose from, including spinal injection therapies.

Degenerative Disc Disease and Low Back Pain

Degenerative disc disease (DDD) is a gradual process that may compromise the spine. This Article includes illustrations to help you understand DDD causes and symptoms.

Video: Surgery for Degenerative Disc Disease

Dr. Richard Fessler, a neurosurgeon and proponent of minimally invasive surgery, discusses the various types of surgeries.

Obesity and Degenerative Disc Disease

Can obesity cause degenerative disc disease? Learn why extra pounds can put extra strain on the spine and why the symptoms of degenerative disc disease may be worse if you're significantly overweight.

Treatments for Degenerative Disc Disease

Learn about all degenerative disc disease treatments. Article reviews medications, physical therapy, surgery, and more. Expert article reviewed by a spine surgeon.

Causes of Degenerative Disc Disease

Degenerative disc disease (DDD) is common in adults, especially older people. As we grow older our bodies change, and the spine is not immune to changes at its cellular level. This article explains how DDD begins and why neck and back pain, including upper or lower body extremity pain and symptoms may develop.

Chiropractic Care for Degenerative Disc Disease

In this article, get the basics of chiropractic care for degenerative disc disease. Learn about spinal manipulation, massage, and other chiropractic treatment options.

Statins and the Spine

The anti-cholesterol drug lovastatin (Mevacor) may improve degenerative disc disease surgical outcomes, according to a recent study.

Exams and Tests for Degenerative Disc Disease

Diagnosing degenerative disc disease (DDD) can be difficult because it develops so gradually. Spine surgeon-reviewed article explains the exams and tests used to diagnose degenerative disc disease.

Surgery for Degenerative Disc Disease

If you need surgery to deal with the pain and other symptoms of degenerative disc disease, your surgeon will recommend the best procedure. Read this article to learn about several common surgical options.

Common Terms for Degenerative Disc Disease

Dr. Richard Fessler, a neurosurgeon, reviews several common terms you may hear your doctor use when talking about degenerative disc disease. This short video will help you be an informed patient and more fully understand your condition.

Artificial Discs and Degenerative Disc Disease

Artificial Discs and Degenerative Disc Disease, an interview with Kevin Foley, M.D.
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Degenerative Disc Disease Center

Degenerative disc disease (DDD) is typically associated with aging. As you age, your discs, like other joints in the body, can degenerate (break down) and become problematic.
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