(DDD, Degenerative Disc Disease)
Degenerative disc disease is one of the most common causes of low back and neck pain, and also one of the most misunderstood. These areas of the spine undergo the most motion and stress, and are most susceptible to disc degeneration.
Simply put, degenerative disc disease refers to symptoms of back or neck pain caused by wear-and-tear on a spinal disc. In some cases, degenerative disc disease also causes weakness, numbness, and hot, shooting pains in the arms or legs (radicular pain). Degenerative disc disease typically consists of a low-level chronic pain with intermittent episodes of more severe pain.
- Increased pain with activities that involve bending or twisting the spine, as well as lifting something heavy
- A “giving out” sensation, caused by spinal instability, in which the neck or back feels as if it is unable to provide basic support, and may lock up and make movement feel difficult.
- Muscle tension or muscle spasms, which are common effects of spinal instability. In some cases, a degenerated disc may cause no pain but muscle spasms are severely painful and temporarily debilitating.
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