Also known as Disk Degeneration and Intervertebral Disc Degeneration
Degeneration of one or more intervertebral disc(s) of the spine, often called "degenerative disc disease" (DDD) or "degenerative disc disorder," is a condition that can be painful and can greatly affect the quality of one's life. While disc degeneration is a normal part of aging and for most people is not a problem, for certain individuals a degenerated disc can cause severe chronic pain if left untreated.Source: Wikipedia
Within all the people who go to their doctor with degenerative disc disease, 78% report having back pain, 77% report having low back pain, and 61% report having leg pain. The symptoms that are highly suggestive of degenerative disc disease are low back pain, although you may still have degenerative disc disease without those symptoms.
Patients with degenerative disc disease often receive radiographic imaging procedure, magnetic resonance imaging, physical therapy exercises, insertion of catheter or spinal stimulator and injection into spinal canal, other therapeutic procedures, other diagnostic procedures (interview; evaluation; consultation), other non-or therapeutic procedures on musculoskeletal system and other physical therapy and rehabilitation .
|Radiographic imaging procedure|
|Magnetic resonance imaging (Mri)||$297|
|Physical therapy exercises (Exercises)|
|Insertion of catheter or spinal stimulator and injection into spinal canal||$550|
|Other therapeutic procedures||$17|
|Other diagnostic procedures (interview; evaluation; consultation)||$101|
|Other non-OR therapeutic procedures on musculoskeletal system||$39|
|Other physical therapy and rehabilitation||$37|
The most commonly prescribed drugs for patients with degenerative disc disease include pregabalin (lyrica), bupivacaine, carisoprodol (soma), tizanidine, iohexol (omnipaque), nabumetone, iopamidol (isovue), oxymorphone (opana), diclofenac topical product, chlorzoxazone, tegaserod (zelnorm), chondroitin and methylsulfonylmethane .
|Diclofenac Topical Product|
Groups of people at highest risk for degenerative disc disease include age 60-74 years age 45-59 years. On the other hand, age 5-14 years, age 1-4 years, and age < 1 years almost never get degenerative disc disease.