Degenerative disc disease is one of the most common causes of low back pain, and also one of the most misunderstood. Disc degeneration is a natural part of aging and over time all people will exhibit changes in their discs consistent with a greater or lesser degree of degeneration. However, not all people will develop symptoms. In fact, degenerative disc disease is quite variable in its nature and severity.
The term sciatica refers to the pain felt in the lower part of the back, buttocks, and leg(s), which occurs as a result of pinched or irritated sciatic nerve – the largest and thickest nerve in the human’s body. Sciatica is not medically diagnosed itself, but it’s one of the most common back problems nowadays. Continue Reading