Degenerative Disk Disease (DDD) is part of the natural aging process and in many…
Degenerative Disk Disease (DDD) is part of the natural aging process and in many cases is not painful at all. 80% of people will have some form of back or neck pain at some point in their lifetimes. Most people will recover without surgery with conservative care such as physical therapy!
DDD is the flattening of the intervertebral disks in the spine. As we age, and sometimes with injury, we start to lose some of the volume of our disks. As they become flatter and less flexible they leave less space between each set of vertebrae.
Sometimes bone spurs form in response to the degeneration of the disk, which could make the spine stiff. This is often not painful, however in some cases, when the rough surfaces of the vertebral joints rub together, pain and inflammation may result.
***Contact your physician to refer you to physical therapy for a full evaluation as soon as symptoms begin for immediate attention to reduce pain, maintain strength and increase function!***
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