Spinal Disc Degeneration

Also known as Degenerative Disc Disease, Spinal Disc Degeneration is not actually a disease; rather, it is a description of changes in spinal discs that can occur as a person ages. It is estimated that 30% of the population between the ages of 30-50 years old will develop some degree of disc wear that leads to disc degeneration. Unlike most tissues of the body, discs have a very low blood supply, making it difficult to heal once injured. Causes of Spinal Disc Degeneration include the drying out of the disc over time, poor posture, overuse, and traumatic injuries.