Between each set of two adjacent vertebrae in the spine – which extends all the way from the neck to the lower back – is a cushion composed of cartilage called a disc. These discs throughout the spine work together to enable you to bend and move your back, but they do tend to degenerateRead More
Degenerative Disc Disease
Causes of Degenerative Disc Disease
Degenerative disc disease refers to a condition in which a spinal disc wears down and can cause a host of uncomfortable symptoms. Degenerative disc disease happens when spinal bones scrape against each other due to friction. As a result, patients experience localized pain as well as tingling, numbness, and other sensations that can travel toRead More
Can Degenerative Discs Heal On Their Own?
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 discsRead More