Lumbar Degenerative Disc Disease begins with a twisting injuring to your lower back. This usually happens when you rotate to put something on a shelf. However, it is important for you to know that the pain also occurs because of wear and tear of the spine. It can be easily cured with non-surgical means that is conservative treatment. Doctors prescribe medication to reduce pain and inflammation (in the form of injection or oral medicines), exercise and physical therapy. Health care professionals prescribe surgery only when patients find no relief over the span of six months of non-surgical care.
Cervical Degenerative Disc Disease is one of the most common causes of pain in neck. It is felt as a stiff neck. In comparison to the disc degeneration of the lumbar spine, it is less commonly found. This is because neck is far lesser subject to force and torque. Nevertheless, a twist or an injury developed due to fall to the disc space can lead to degeneration. In addition to this, wear and tear on the disc for a long time can also spur neck pain that is caused because of disc degeneration. Numbness, tingling and weakness in shoulders, neck or arms are a common symptoms.