Degenerative Disc Disease
This occurs as a normal part of the aging process as the discs in the spine change, causing cracks or loss of fluid.
- Neck or back pain
- Numbness or tingling in some cases
- Ice or heat packs
- Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs to reduce pain
- Physical therapy
- Surgery to remove the damaged discs, or fuse bones together to protect the spinal cord