Published: Jun 17, 2011
Degenerative disc disease can be a very confusing term that is applied to lower back pain and is one of the most misunderstood.

Degenerative disc disease is not even a disease nor does it progress into a life threatening condition. It is just a term used to describe the normal changes in your spinal discs as you age.

As you get older the joints in your spine, like any other joints in the body, can degenerate (break down).  The cartilage in your spine becomes thinner and more fragile; this exposes...