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Degenerative Disc Disease

Degenerative Disc Disease: Introduction

Degenerative Disc Disease: Chronic or recurrent back and neck pain due to degeneration and occasionally prolapse of spinal discs. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Degenerative Disc Disease is available below.

Symptoms of Degenerative Disc Disease

Treatments for Degenerative Disc Disease

  • Initial bed rest with or without traction (2 weeks) then mobilising to avoid stiffness
  • Avoidance of lifting heavy loads
  • Physiotherapy rehabilitation and strength exercises
  • Surgery - for severe or recurrent attacks and for those with serious symptoms e.g. neurological signs, cauda equina syndrome
  • more treatments...»

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Degenerative Disc Disease: Deaths

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Degenerative Disc Disease: Complications

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Causes of Degenerative Disc Disease

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Disease Topics Related To Degenerative Disc Disease

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
  • more related diseases...»

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Evidence Based Medicine Research for Degenerative Disc Disease

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Definitions of 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)

 

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