Disc Degeneration Causes Pain and Spasm
The main symptom of degenerative disc disease (DDD) is pain. In addition, there is usually muscle spasm, since the muscles go into spasm to try and stabilize the unstable area. A tell tale sign is pain that occurs chronically with bouts of acute pain. The most common areas that disc degeneration causes pain occurs in the lower back or lower neck. The pain will frequently flare up and suddenly lessen or disappear entirely. The pain is usually not related to a specific activity and rather will occur during a number of different activities.
Activities that are commonly associated with pain for those with DDD are bending, lifting, and twisting. On the other hand, walking and running can actually cause less pain than sitting or standing for people with DDD.
Changing positions frequently will relieve pain and usually you’ll find relief when lying on your side or on your back with your knees elevated. Many times lying down will provide the most relief; especially for those with lumbar degenerative disc disease.
There is no typical level of pain for those suffering from degenerative disc disease. The amount varies from person to person. Especially, the person’s baseline pain level, can be anything from almost no pain to completely debilitating pain. Though, the episodes of more intense pain will generally last from a few days to a few months.
If you have degeneration in the spine, your doctor may tell you that you have arthritis in your back or neck. There is usually associated spasm because the body is trying to ‘splint’ itself due to the associated instability. Formula 303 may help the spasm and pain that is associated with degeneration in the spine.