What is Degenerative Disc Disease? You dont have to be old to have an aching back. Degenerative disc disease (DDD) can occur in people as young as 20, but it more typically affects older people. If you have chronic back or neck pain, you may have degenerative disc disease. This degenerative spinal condition is not really a disease its the normal wear and tear process of aging on your spine. As we age, our discs lose their elasticity, and shock absorbing qualities. When this happens, the discs change from a supple, flexible state that allows fluid movement, to a stiff and rigid state that restricts your movement. People with degenerative disc disease generally have ongoing back pain that can affect any part of the spine. The pain usually starts in the area where there is gradual deterioration of a disc.
Common symptoms include: More pain when sitting for a longtime, bending, lifting, or twisting. Less pain when walking or running. Less pain if you change positions frequently. Less pain when you lie down. Disabling pain. Leg weakness, pain, numbness, or tingling.
Injuries of the arm are common in sports. The lateral epicondyle is more common among tennis players. It occurs when there is a strain on the outer part of the elbow. Two structures are mainly responsible for the pain. The first one is the extensor carpi radialis brevis (ECRB) which is the most significant culprit. […]Read More (0)
Pregnancy can put a great deal of stress on the mother’s body, and sometimes there is long-term damage after the baby is born. One of the more frustrating and challenging after-effects of childbirth is diastasis rectus abdominis (DRA), the separation of the left and right halves of the long rectus abdominis (RA) muscle that forms […]Read More (0)