Common Terms for Degenerative Disc Disease

A Neurosurgeon Defines DDD Terms You Should Know

Dr. Richard Fessler, a neurosurgeon at Rush University Medical Center, goes over some terms you may hear your doctor use as he or she talks about degenerative disc disease. Use this video as a quick reference or refresher to help you more fully understand your condition.

Dr. Fessler reviews:

  • Intervertebral disc
  • Herniated disc
  • Bone spur / Osteophyte
  • Spinal stenosis
Updated on: 02/02/16
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