Degenerative Disc Index

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Degenerative disc disease makes the disc more susceptible to herniation (rupture) which can lead to localized or radiating pain. The pain from degenerative disc or joint disease of the spine is usually treated conservatively with intermittent heat, rest, rehabilitative exercises and medications to relieve pain, muscle spasm and inflammation.

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    • Pinched Nerve A pinched nerve causes pain, numbness, or tingling in the affected area due to pressure on a nerve. Caral tunnel and sciatica are...learn more »
    • Sciatica Sciatica pain, caused by irritation of the sciatic nerve, typically radiates from the low back to behind the thigh to below the...learn more »
    • Lower Back Pain There are many causes of back pain. Pain in the low back can relate to the bony lumbar spine, discs between the vertebrae,...learn more »
    • Shoulder and Neck Pain Shoulder and neck pain may be caused by bursitis, a pinched nerve, whiplash, tendinitis, a herniated disc, or a rotator cuff...learn more »
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      Shoulder and Neck Pain Article
      • What is shoulder and neck pain?
      • What causes shoulder and neck pain?
      • What are risk factors for shoulder and neck pain?
      • What are the symptoms and signs of shoulder and neck pain?
      • When should I seek medical care for shoulder or neck pain?
      • What specialists treat shoulder and neck pain?
      • How do health-care professionals diagnose shoulder and neck pain?
      • What are home remedies for shoulder and neck pain?
      • What are medical treatments for shoulder and neck pain?
      • Is follow-up necessary after treatment of shoulder and neck pain?
      • How can I prevent shoulder and neck pain?
      • What is the prognosis for shoulder and neck pain?
    • Neck Pain (Cervical Pain) Neck pain (cervical pain) may be caused by any number of disorders and diseases. Tenderness is another symptom of neck pain....learn more »
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      Neck Pain (Cervical Pain) Article
      • What is neck pain? What are causes and risk factors for neck pain?
      • What are other symptoms that are associated with neck pain?
      • What are the structures of the neck?
      • What specialties of doctors treat neck pain?
      • How do health-care professionals diagnose neck pain?
      • What is the treatment for neck pain? What are home remedies for neck pain relief?
      • What is the prognosis for neck pain?
      • Is it possible to prevent neck pain?
    • Herniated Disc A herniated disc may be caused by injury or degeneration from age. Symptoms depend on the location of the herniation and whether...learn more »
      In This Article
      Herniated Disc Article
      • Herniated disc facts
      • How are the spine and its discs designed?
      • What is a herniated disc? What causes a herniated disc?
      • What are risk factors for a herniated disc?
      • What are symptoms of a herniated disc?
      • How do health-care professionals diagnose a herniated disc?
      • What is the treatment for a herniated disc?
      • What are home remedies for a herniated disc?
      • What exercises and stretches can be done for a herniated disc?
      • What kind of health-care professionals treat herniated discs?
      • What is the prognosis (outlook) for a herniated disc?
      • Is it possible to prevent a herniated disc?

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