How serious is degenerative disc disease?

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asked Jun 29, 2018 in Diseases Conditions by Lerkin (390 points)
How serious is degenerative disc disease?

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answered Jun 29, 2018 by Adf289 (32,020 points)
Degenerative Disc Disease is usually not too serious although it is painful.

Degenerative Disc Disease can cause pain in the hips, legs and even lower back.

However in some cases Degenerative Disc Disease can cause Paralysis if Disc herniations happen in the persons cervical spine.

Although you can become paralyzed from Degenerative Disc Disease it's very rare for it to happen and Degenerative Disc Disease is usually not that serious although just painful and debilitating.

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