I Have Degenerative Disc Disease

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 75 People

    I was diagnosed with DDD 7 years ago

    after a car accident. I've been in PT and decompression therapy ever since, trying to avoid surgery. I thought I was doing well. My PT told me I need to schedule an appointment with my surgeon and be evaluated for a shoulder replacement and possible C-spine fusion. I was...
    FakeIsTheNewReal FakeIsTheNewReal
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Apr 30, 2015

    I was recently told that I have degenerative

    disc disease, and that it's unusual for someone my age. I'm only 22. Lately, my back hurts almost all the time, to the point where I don't want to do anything. It doesn't help I also have Chiari, a neurological disorder that makes me have headaches all the time. I wish my body...
    ImaginaryAlchemist ImaginaryAlchemist
    22-25, F
    1 Response Feb 17

    Pain Now Can Not Be Brushed Off

    This past week as been very difficult for me due to the pain in my back.  For about 20 years now I have had issues with my back and was told 10 years ago that I had a degenerative disc in my lower back. I have delt with the pain as best I can all these years but this past...
    Grits4life Grits4life
    46-50, F
    Jan 4, 2009

    Ok I was told last year

    that I have DDD And perthes hip. I take tramadol once a day 150mg
    ShiroAria ShiroAria
    26-30, F
    Jun 13, 2014

    Baby Got Back (pain).

    (following info taken from By: Peter F. Ullrich, Jr, MD November 29, 2005, @ http://www.spine-health.com ) `Degenerative disc disease is a misnomer A large part of many patients’ confusion is that the term “degenerative disc disease” sounds like a...
    Cinderelly Cinderelly
    36-40, F
    May 21, 2008


    I have degenerative disc disease, my doctors have tried the steroid injections in my discs but i was only pain free for a couple of days, so now I'm waiting to see my surgeon he said that he would replace 3 of the damaged discs in my neck, but as for my lower back, the discs...
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    1 Response Mar 5, 2010

    Ddd And Surgery

    My boyfriend has DDD and was told his only option at this point is to have surgery. He will need to have his spine fused as well as a disc replacement as one is completely gone. I've been trying to do my research on this and trying to find others who have already had this surgery...
    tastytater tastytater
    1 Response Apr 23, 2012

    Which Surgery Is For Me?

    Hi, I have been in and out of hospital the past couple of years with my DDD. I have tried MANY different alternatives to surgery as this really is a very last option for me. However after my latest stinit of my back giving out on me, I feel I realy need to consider my options for...
    rmpoole rmpoole
    2 Responses Sep 24, 2012

    Not Sure Where To Go From Here

    So Sunday sucked. In bed all day, just really sick. Monday came and I had to get up for work. I felt a bit better in the morning and got ready for work (knowing if I called in I would get in trouble yet again). Got to work at 7am and by 10am I was dying. Pain, nausea and just an...
    Ihatemypancreas Ihatemypancreas
    31-35, F
    1 Response Mar 6, 2012

    Just recently diagnosed with degenerative disc

    disease in L4; L5 :( i was a very active person,played basketball and gym mostly everyday. Im told not to engage in any high impact exercise anymore and it really kills me mentally...
    giabaoc giabaoc
    22-25, F
    Apr 5, 2015

    I have been diagnosed with DDD back in 2014.

    I take 800 mg of Gabapentin and 10 mg of Cyclobenzaprine, both 3x a day. It doesnt take the pain away completely. I tried exercising and I couldnt do yoga. it hurts to bend down to the floor by the waist. i have abandoned most of my house chores because of my ongoing pain in my...
    noaht43 noaht43
    41-45, T
    Mar 5

    I have deg. Disc in my neck

    and lower back. I suffer the most after seizures and weather changes. I take pain meds but dont take them like i should. Im afraid i will get addicted. I hurt a lot!!!
    cherideigh cherideigh
    36-40, F
    3 Responses May 20, 2014
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