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de·gen·e·ra·tive dis·ease(dĕ-jeńĕr-ă-tiv di-zēź)
degenerative diseaseDisease featuring DEGENERATION.
degenerative diseasedisease characterized by deterioration in quality or function of a tissue or organ. In sport and exercise, acceleration in the deterioration of a joint (e.g. knee osteoarthritis) is seen following injury.
Patient discussion about degenerative disease
Q. Is degenerative disc disease and arthritis the same thing? My husband was recently in a auto accident at work. They did a CT Scan of his head and neck. The doctor said that the CT Scan found that he has arthritis in his neck. After receiving the report ourselves to take to another doctor it reads: "There is minimal early degenerative disc disease with osteophyte formation predominately at C5-6. " My husband never had a problem with his neck before the accident
Q. I am interested in information on working with fibromyalgiaI am having problems just coping at home! I have had 2 c-spine surgeries in 2 years, have degenerative disc disease, maigrains with nuurological tendencies, fatigue, deppression and fibromyalgia. I can't stand for long , sit for long, just making it through my daily life is stressful enough how do people manage to work? I have been off since August of last year but wan to feel well enough so I can return to the working world, Any suggestions? Tried Lyrica, doctor took me off the side affects for me were terrible!