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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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      • What are other symptoms that are associated with neck pain?
      • What are the structures of the neck?
      • How do health-care professionals diagnose neck pain?
      • What is the treatment for neck pain? What are home remedies for neck pain?
      • What types of doctors treat neck pain?
      • What is the prognosis for neck pain?
      • Is it possible to prevent neck pain?
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      Radiculopathy Article
      • Radiculopathy facts
      • What is radiculopathy?
      • What are the risk factors for radiculopathy?
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      Herniated Disc Article
      • Herniated disc facts
      • How are the spine and its discs designed?
      • What is a herniated disc? What causes it?
      • 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?
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Terms related to Degenerative Disc:

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