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Degenerative disc disease is a spine condition that develops with the natural aging process. It is caused by age-related loss of water and protein content that causes the discs to lose elasticity and become less able to withstand the pressure they’re being placed under on a daily basis.
Patients with degenerative disc disease often experience symptoms of chronic and sharp pain with certain movements or stiffness in the joints. If you are experiencing these symptoms, you should consult your doctor to determine the cause of your symptoms and the treatment options available to you. If you are diagnosed with degenerative disc disease, your doctor will likely advise you to begin a course of conservative treatment. Most cases of degenerative disc disease can be treated effectively with conservative therapies, though some severe cases of the condition may require surgical treatment.
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