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i have degenerative disc disease and was just wondering does anyone have spasms in their back with the pain

By Anonymous July 28, 2011 - 4:57pm
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I found some information on the website, SpineHealth.com, that may shed some light on your question. "Most patients with degenerative disc disease will have some underlying chronic low back pain, with intermittent episodes of severe low back pain. The exact cause of these severe episodes of pain is not known, but it has been theorized that it is due to abnormal micro-motion in the degenerated disc that spurs an inflammatory reaction. In an attempt to stabilize the spine and decrease the micro-motion, the body reacts to the disc pain with muscle spasms. The reactive spasms are what make patients feel like their back has "gone out".

July 28, 2011 - 5:55pm
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