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Degenerative Disc Disease

What is Degenerative Disc Disease?

Degenerative Disc Disease is caused by the natural ageing process and is one of the most common causes of lower back pain. Degenerative Disc Disease is difficult to exactly define but is generally associated with lower back in older patients.
 
Symptoms
  • Lower back pain occurring in some elderly patients
Cause
  • Natural ageing process
Treatment
  • Exercises to strengthen the back
  • Massaging will help with pain
  • Using massaging rubs, creams, and balms to ease back pain
  • Chiropractic manipulation can help 
  • Pain killers can help to manage the pain
Prevention
  • Exercising regularly can delay or prevent the onset of the condition
  • Using the correct posture can also help
  • Quitting alcohol and tobacco is usually found to be beneficial
  • Losing excess weight will also be beneficial in the overweight
 
 
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