Degenerative Disc Disease is a thinning of the rubbery cartilage (intervertebral discs) between the spinal vertebrae. Spinal discs act as cushions between the bony vertebrae and allow mobility of the spine. Symptoms of disc degeneration include chronic low back pain, which may radiate to the hips, or pain in the buttocks or thighs while walking. The pain may be felt, or may even increase while sitting, bending, lifting or twisting.
To treat degenerative disc disease, manual therapies may include one, or a combination of, the following: