What is Degenerative Disc Disease?
Our spinal discs go through lots of wear and tear as we age. People with healthy, functioning spines use it almost every second of every day. As a result, we inadvertently put a lot of stress on the spinal discs. While some degeneration is normal, those who experience it in excess are highly susceptible to developing degenerative disc disease.
This condition occurs when the spinal discs dry out, tear, crack, or wear down, which leads to excessive pain. Degenerative disc disease is not life-threatening, but it is often considered chronic. However, there are various available treatment options for those who need support.