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What is Degenerative Joint Disease? Degenerative joint disease is the gradual degradation of the cartilage within your joints which can include the facet joints in
Degenerative disc disease (DDD) is a spinal condition that is caused by the deterioration of the discs with time as a result of injury. The
When it comes to degenerative disc disease (DDD) treatment, two common options may come to mind: prescription medications and surgery. While widely used, however, these
Degenerative disc disease (DDD) surgery can be the best course of treatment in certain situations but it isn’t always necessary. Many people find that their
Degenerative disc disease (DDD) in the neck is relatively common because the cervical (upper) region of the spine is highly flexible and must also support
Facet syndrome, also sometimes called facet disease or osteoarthritis of the spine occurs when the facet joints that connect vertebrae break down. The facet joints
Facet syndrome treatment can take forms, all of which share a common goal: to relieve pain and improve mobility so you can resume regular activities.
Failed back surgery syndrome (FBSS) is a term for pain and symptoms resulting from unsuccessful spine surgery. There can be a wide range of causes
Pursuing failed back surgery syndrome (FBSS) treatment can be frustrating. Undergoing spine surgery only to have symptoms return or new ones develop can be devastating
After making the decision to go through with open back surgery, it can be distressing to discover the original pain you experienced returned after the
It can be incredibly disappointing to experience ongoing pain after undergoing neck or back surgery, but many people have to deal with a condition known
Spinal instability becomes more likely as people approach middle age and parts of the spine begin to wear out. For example, spinal discs begin to
Although millions of people have neck and back conditions like herniated discs, bulging discs, or spinal stenosis, many people are unaware of possible treatment options
Decompression surgery can treat conditions affecting the cervical (upper) spine when conservative treatments have not brought the relief needed for a return to normal activity.
Living with pain and other symptoms related to a pinched, or compressed nerve can be beyond frustrating. Sometimes nerve compression can be as temporary as