IDR or isolated disc resorption is an advanced form of DDD where the disc has fully worn away and the vertebra are essentially sitting on top of each other, bone on bone. This situation creates its own set of peculiar symptoms but still may be asymptomatic in many individuals.
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.