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Antariksh
December 1, 2014

What could be the cause of degenerative disc disease?

I was recently diagnosed with degenerative disc disease. What could be the possible cause of it? And is there any way that I can reduce the symptoms or their flare-ups?

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  • Dr H N Bajaj  / December 1, 2014
    Answered by Dr H N Bajaj

    Degenerative disc disease simply means age related wear and tear of the spine. Now that is a little hard to digest if you are a young person but the fact is that  disc degeneration commences in the twenties at a slow pace and picks up as age incre...  more

    Degenerative disc disease simply means age related wear and tear of the spine. Now that is a little hard to digest if you are a young person but the fact is that  disc degeneration commences in the twenties at a slow pace and picks up as age increases. The treatment of this is  firstly not to worry about it but to maintain good bone health by checking  vitamin D levels and correcting it if it is low. Secondly, exercise is equally important. Thirdly being positive and getting on with your life and doing the things you want to do is what you need to focus on.

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