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Degenerative Disc Disease (DDD) vs Degenerative Joint Disease (DJD)

Posted by Dr. Marnie Mabee D'Andrea on Monday, June 4, 2018, In : Spinal Degeneration 

Have you been given one of these diagnoses DDD or DJD?  Depending on how specific your healthcare practitioner is, you may have heard these terms before as the source of your spine pain.  Degenerative disc disease or DDD can be the cause of many different symptoms resulting in localized pain or pain that radiates down the leg.   Degenerative joint disease or DJD is very different, but can have overlapping symptoms with DDD.  We will discuss both of these conditions a little more thoroughly so...


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Phases of Spinal Degeneration

Posted by Dr. Marnie Mabee D'Andrea on Tuesday, November 29, 2016, In : Spinal Degeneration 

We have recently added some "Chiropractic" info posters to our office, which have sparked some interest among many of our patients.  In particular is the poster on Spinal Degeneration.  This poster was not meant to scare you, but educate you on the phases of spinal degeneration and the anatomic and symptom changes that occur at each phase.  Let us take a closer look

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Phase 1 or Dysfunction Phase

During phase 1, we will see the initial effects of repetitive micro trauma with minor small tears in ...


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