DDD questions

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by Bren2135, Sep 13, 2006.

  1. Bren2135

    Bren2135 New Member

    Hi Everyone,

    Is DDD, in and of itself, debilitating? I'd like to hear your opinions, and what you've heard docs/rheumies say about this. Because..

    Although, I've had FM for a long time, this summer's back flare still lingers.

    Was diagnosed with DDD 10 years ago, along w 2 herniations. Didn't really give it much thought then, but am starting to sit up and wonder about it now, hmm...

    Hugs,
    Brenda
  2. pepper

    pepper New Member

    My experience is the opposite of yours. I was dx with CFS and FM 14 yrs ago and put up with the pain associated with that. This past summer my back pain increased dramaticallly and I was dx with DDD.

    I have been going for physio for the DDD and I cannot believe the improvement in my allover pain. I wonder if some of the pain that I thought was FM was in fact from DDD. Maybe I could have felt a little better all these years!

    My DDD was dx with x-rays and I plan on asking for an MRI or CT scan once the physio has done all it can. Maybe there is something else that can be done.

    I suggest that you look into this. I sure wish I had done this years ago.

    (((HUGS)))Pepper
  3. Angie812

    Angie812 New Member

    What is DDD?
  4. Bren2135

    Bren2135 New Member

    Degenerative Disk Disease