View Full Version : Degenerative disc disease

12-27-2010, 10:47 PM
every one i was looking in my medical records it says i have mild Degenerative disc disease. does anyone else have it related to there scoliosis

12-27-2010, 10:53 PM
hi Kara
many people do...i know you are young...it is very often older people who get it...herniating discs seems to be more common in older people...but it can happen at any age...
i have severe degenerative disc disease...it is one major reason for needing fusion surgery, besides my curves of T42, L61 scoli....
disc disease is capable of causing tremendous pain...i hope that is not why you are asking about it!!
my scoli was livable with, until i herniated discs at work..then it was downhill all the way for me...and the pain was unbelievable! in my case, the discs are still causing me a great deal of pain..


12-27-2010, 10:58 PM
jess i no that it more commen in order people
but i think it really possable that younger people can get it to
my case is mild

12-27-2010, 11:14 PM
i am so glad for you that it is mild...i hope it never gives you any pain or concern!


12-28-2010, 06:13 AM
I too suffer from DJD and mine is caused by my scoli but also osteoporosis (I have it younger than most) So not to sound like a mom ...get your calcium/vit D supplements,especially if you are small framed . I have pain but the fusion helped

12-28-2010, 02:22 PM
mine was also caused by my scoliosis