Degenerative Disc Disease (DDD) occurs in many people during the normal aging process. However, it is also referred to as “arthritis of the back.”
During the aging process, our discs which work as “shock absorbents”, located between the vertebral bodies start loosing their elasticity. Therefore, this may cause one vertebral body to collapse down onto another. The collapsed body may compress nerve roots or the spinal cord. Thus, causing back and/or leg pain.