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Disease or Condition — Muscle, Bone, and Connective Tissue Disorders:
intervertebral disc degeneration

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Degenerative disc disease (DDD) is a condition that occurs when the discs between the vertebrae of the spine become damaged and begin to deteriorate. This can lead to pain, stiffness, and decreased mobility. DDD is a non-specific diagnosis, meaning that it is not associated with any particular cause. It is usually caused by age-related wear and tear, but can also be caused by injury or disease. Symptoms of DDD can include pain in the lower back, neck, or legs; stiffness; numbness; and difficulty moving. Treatment for DDD typically includes physical therapy, medications, and lifestyle changes. In some cases, surgery may be necessary.

  • degenerative disc disease

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