Dr. Wang recalls the symptoms associated with degenerative disc disease.
Well, some people can have radiographic changes of degenerative disc disease and have no symptoms whatsoever. The typical symptoms, when it becomes symptomatic, is typically axial pain. If the disc is in the neck, they can get neck pain; if it’s in the thoracic area or the lumbar area, they can have pain in those areas.
About Dr. Wang, M.D.:
Dr. Jeffrey Wang, M.D., is the Chief of Spine Surgery and Professor of Orthopedic Surgery and Neurology at the UCLA School of Medicine. He specializes in all spine disorders in the cervical, thoracic, and lumbar area. His research interests include gene therapy for the treatment of spinal disorders, minimally invasive surgery for spinal disorders, bone growth biological proteins, and biomedical engineering of non-invasive spine surgery using high intensity focused ultrasonic waves.