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Degenerative Disc Disease

Clinical Definition Degenerative disc disease is the deterioration of one or more of the intervertebral discs in a person’s spine. The condition reduces the disc’s ability to handle mechanical stress, such as twisting and bending, leading to back pain.  Aging, drying out and wear of a disc, which reduces the disc’s ability to absorb shock,

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