Degenerative Disc Disease
Disks lie between the spinal bones (vertebra). They serve as shock absorbers. This protects the spine and helps it stay flexible. Degenerative disk disease is wear and tear on these disks. This wear and tear causes pain and other symptoms. Some degeneration is normal as you age. Not all degeneration will result in symptoms of this disease.
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Last reviewedNovember 2013by Rimas Lukas, MD; Michael Woods, MD
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