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What is Degenerative Disc Disease?

What is Degenerative Disc Disease?

  • Degenerative Disc Disease: Chronic or recurrent back and neck pain due to degeneration and occasionally prolapse of spinal discs.
  • Degenerative Disc Disease: An intervertebral disk in which the nucleus pulposus has protruded through surrounding fibrocartilage. This occurs most frequently in the lower lumbar region.
    Source - Diseases Database

Degenerative Disc Disease: Introduction

Types of Degenerative Disc Disease:

Broader types of Degenerative Disc Disease:

How serious is Degenerative Disc Disease?

Complications of Degenerative Disc Disease: see complications of Degenerative Disc Disease

What causes Degenerative Disc Disease?

Causes of Degenerative Disc Disease: see causes of Degenerative Disc Disease

What are the symptoms of Degenerative Disc Disease?

Symptoms of Degenerative Disc Disease: see symptoms of Degenerative Disc Disease

Complications of Degenerative Disc Disease: see complications of Degenerative Disc Disease

Can anyone else get Degenerative Disc Disease?

More information: see contagiousness of Degenerative Disc Disease
Inheritance: see inheritance of Degenerative Disc Disease

How is it treated?

Treatments for Degenerative Disc Disease: see treatments for Degenerative Disc Disease
Research for Degenerative Disc Disease: see research for Degenerative Disc Disease

Name and Aliases of Degenerative Disc Disease

Main name of condition: Degenerative Disc Disease

Other names or spellings for Degenerative Disc Disease:

Lumbar Disc Disease

Intervertebral disc prolapse, Slipped disc, Intervertebral disc herniation Source - Diseases Database

Degenerative Disc Disease: Related Conditions

Research the causes of these diseases that are similar to, or related to, Degenerative Disc Disease:

  • Percutaneous laser disc decompression
  • Intervertebral disc annuloplasty
  • Anterior cervical disectomy
  • Facetectomy
  • Laminoplasty
  • Laminotomy
  • Spinal laminectomy
  • Microdisectomy
  • Foraminotomy
  • NSAIDs
 

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