Can Degenerative Discs Heal On Their Own?

Can Degenerative Discs Heal On Their Own?

by Yenny (SU)
Spinal discs act as shock absorbers, and sit between the bones of the spine (called vertebrae). The discs help the spine stay flexible as you move, bend, and twist. As we age, the discs become less able of providing the necessary cushioning and support to the bones of the spine. The breakdown of the discs is the result, a condition called degenerative disc disease. It causes inflammation, pain, and reduced flexibility and mobility in the back.