Intervertebral disc disease
* Not a rare disease
Other Names for this Disease
- Degenerative disc disease
- Intervertebral disc degeneration
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disc herniation and/or sciatic pain (sciatica) and is a primary cause of low back pain, affecting about 5% of individuals. Both environmental and genetic factors are thought to predispose an individual to developing the condition. Treatment for IDD may include physical therapy, pain medications, and sometimes surgical intervention such as discectomy or spinal fusion.Intervertebral disc disease (IDD) is a common musculoskeletal condition that primarily affects the back. It is characterized by intervertebral
Last updated: 3/12/2012
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