As you get older, pain in the lower back, tends to become a common complaint. Lumbar disc degeneration or LDD is a syndrome that causes back pain due to compromised disc, and affects many individuals, as they get older. Once the proper motion is lost for extended periods, the disc between vertebrae will dehydrate and lose height. The disc must have proper motion above and below the vertebrae, including the regular movement related with a healthy lifestyle to stay healthy.
The bones of the vertebrae can sprout tiny, bony growths called osteophytes or spurs. This further reduces the movement and increases the pain from the decreasing ability of the spine to perform its job well. 65 to 80 per cent of those people who suffer from chronic back pain from lumbar disc degeneration have a genetic link that makes them more susceptible to the condition. So, could your genes be responsible for your back pain?Continue Reading →