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Any suggestion for degenerative disc disease?

I have degenerative disk disease . c-4-5-6 fusion from a gf 1 war frigup car accident Mar 26/2013 12 compression fractures in 3 lumbar disks after the fruggin er nurse new I was taking slow release morphine tellin me im just lookin for a fix at emerge. Canadian vet In bad shape
Mon, 11 Aug 2014
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there are no treatments for degenerative disc disease as in the current state of medicine you cannot replace old or damaged cells with new ones. surgery to correct alignment and remove misaligned tissue is the closest we can currently get. before you get to that stage you should try oral medications and interventional pain injections. see your va neurologist for guidance
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Any suggestion for degenerative disc disease?

there are no treatments for degenerative disc disease as in the current state of medicine you cannot replace old or damaged cells with new ones. surgery to correct alignment and remove misaligned tissue is the closest we can currently get. before you get to that stage you should try oral medications and interventional pain injections. see your va neurologist for guidance