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Degenerative Disc

What does it mean to have a Degenerative Disc?

DEGENERATIVE DISC 

The degenerative disc condition affects discs between the vertebrae that have experienced a loss of cushion, elasticity and shock absorbing characteristics.

The nerves become impinged or irritated and the discs change from a supple, flexible state that allows fluid movement, to a stiff and rigid state that restricts movement, which causes pain and weakness.

Common Symptoms:

Chronic pain in the neck, mid back or low back
Sporadic tingling or weakness
Difficulty with prolonged sitting or standing 
Pain that worsens when sitting, bending, lifting and twisting

Causes:
Damage to the disc, wear from overuse
Usually worsens with age
Onset may be acute, sudden injury or over use
Reduced or poor physical condition