Degenerative Disc Disease

Degenerative disc disease is the progressive deterioration of spinal discs and arthritic changes in facet joints due to wear and tear with aging. The overgrowth of bone spurs can also produce narrowing of the spinal canal, resulting in spinal stenosis, causing pain, numbness and weakness in the legs due to compression of the neural elements.

 
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Associated conditions are lumbar radiculopathy (sciatica), neurologic claudication, and degenerative spondylolisthesis.

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