Being diagnosed with degenerative disc disease can be scary and worrisome, especially if it’s the first time you are hearing those words. Unfortunately, much like lawyers use confusing latin phrases, doctors can use terms like “degenerative disc disease” and fail to explain what it means because they hear the term on a daily basis. So, what does degenerative disc mean? And if you were involved in a car accident or any other type of personal injury, how does a diagnosis of degenerative disc disease affect your case? Let’s explore this below.
According to Cedars Sinai, degenerative disc disease is “not actually a disease”, but rather “a condition in which a damaged disc causes pain.”