Degenerative Disc disease is the term used to define the entire degenerative cascade of the disc in the spine. DDD is not truly a disease, but a process due to genetics, injury, wear and tear, and occupation. Individuals with DDD may or may not have symptoms. The most common symptom associated with DDD is back pain. Those within the spine industry refer to this as degenerative disc syndrome, but the general public understands it as degenerative disc disease.
About the Author: Donald Corenman, MD, DC
Donald Corenman, MD, DC is a highly-regarded spine surgeon, considered an expert in the area of neck and back pain. Trained as both a Medical Doctor and Doctor of Chiropractic, Dr. Corenman earned academic appointments as Clinical Assistant Professor and Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, and his research on spine surgery and rehabilitation has resulted in the publication of multiple peer-reviewed articles and two books.