Dr. Greg Khounganian, Spine Surgeon February 15, 2020
Between the vertebral bodies in the spine are discs which act as cushions, to minimize impact between the bones of your spinal column. A disc can be thought of as a jelly donut type of cushion, with a soft central component called the nucleus pulposus.
Dr. Greg Khounganian, Spine Surgeon January 15, 2020
Osteoarthritis of the spine is diagnosed when cartilage in your spine, which provides a cushion between your bones (vertebra) wears away over time. When you are young, the cartilage in your spine is firm, and smooth, allowing for movement without friction.
Dr. Greg Khounganian, Spine Surgeon December 26, 2019
A diagnosis of Degenerative Disc Disease (DDD) can be a little bit misleading, in that this spinal condition is not a "disease" in the way most men and women think about disease. Instead, Degenerative Disc Disease is a condition occurring in the spine, wherein the intervertebral discs in the spine become damaged, causing pain in your back and spine.
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