Intervertebral Disc Disease
Description: The damaging or degeneration of the cartilaginous disks of the back that support the vertebra. Causes may be genetic, hormonal, autoimmune or mechanical factors.
Symptoms: Symptoms range from mild back and neck pain to severe such as paralysis and loss of bladder control.
Diagnosis: Diagnosed via radiograph of spine.
Treatment: Treatment includes administration of anti-inflammatory medications, and in some cases, pain medications as well. In some cases, surgery is necessary.
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