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Degenerative Disc Disease

Do you feel discomfort or pain in your lower back or neck?

Constant use of your spine’s natural shock absorbers can cause pain in these areas.

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What is Degenerative Disc Disease?

When a disc degenerates it is often referred to as degenerative disc disease. The term “disease” in this case does not mean that there is any life-threatening or contagious condition. Rather, degenerative disc disease refers to a disc that is losing water content and is wearing out. This typically happens with age and to all of us in time to varying degrees.


We have answers and options to relieve pain from Herniated Discs, Disc Bulges, Spinal Stenosis, Sciatica, Pinched Nerve, Annular Disc Tear, Degenerative Disc disease, Spondylosis/Spine Arthritis, Radiculopathy, Bone Spurs/Osteophytes and Facet Joint Syndrome.

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Pain presents itself in many different ways, at different times and in many cases is triggered by specific activities. Arizona Pain Treatment Centers will be happy to answer your questions in conjunction with a personal phone call follow up with one of our doctors. Please answer the questions as accurately as possible.

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What causes degenerative disc disease?

A degenerated disc is something that occurs as you get older and it is considered to be a normal change that takes place in the spinal disc. The discs that are in the spine are compressible and soft and exist between the vertebrae in order to help the spine move properly. The discs are in between each spinal bone (vertebrae). They act as shock absorbers and allow our body to twist and bend properly. When you have a degenerative disc you often experience stiffness, limited motion and neck or back pain.

When discs degenerate you can often develop bone spurs as your body attempts to fuse the two vertebrae around the bad disc to limit painful motion through that disc. The bone spurs often push back into the spinal nerves pinching them, causing arm or leg symptoms.

What are the symptoms of Degenerative Disc Disease?

When the disc tears (annular tear) you may experience extreme neck or back pain as the discs themselves have nerves that innervate them. Degenerative discs can lead to bulging and herniated discs which take up space in the spinal canal and pinch nerves. This is referred to as spinal stenosis.

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