When back specialists talk about degenerative disc disease, they’re really describing a combination of back problems that begin with disc damage--and go on to affect all parts of the back and spine. DDD specifically refers to degeneration of the intervertebral discs, which occurs as a natural part of the aging process. As you grow into your 30s and 40s, although it can occur earlier, you may notice back pain that’s growing more frequent and/or severe.
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If you suffer from painful degenerative disc disease (DDD), it means that your spinal discs are slowly flattening, providing less “cushion” between the bones of your spine. It even sounds painful, doesn’t it? For some, pain is excruciating and relatively constant, for others it may come on suddenly and often recurs.