Degenerative Disc Disease- the pain associated with degenerative disc disease is thought to stem from two main factors: 1-Inflammation The proteins contained within the disc space can cause a lot of inflammation, and as a general rule inflammation will cause pain. 2-Abnormal micro-motion instability If the annulus - the outer rings of the intervertebral disc - degenerates and wears down, it is not as effective in resisting motion in the spine.
Degenerative Disc Disease (DDD) can be an acute or chronic issue. It's basically when the intervertebral discs of the spine start to degenerate. See Doctor Jo’s blog post about this at: http://www.askdoctorjo.com/degenerative-disc-disease
Intervertebral disc disease (IVDD) is a serious neurologic condition that's seen more often in dogs than cats. http://healthypets.mercola.com/sites/healthypets/archive/2012/12/10/intervertebral-disc-disease.aspx
Herniated discs can create back, neck, arm or leg pain in individuals who have them. Herniated discs -- may also be referred to as slipped or ruptured discs. A disc -- composed of cartilage and a gel-substance that acts to cushion your vertebrae -- becomes ruptured when the gel-portion of the disc pushes through, placing excessive pressure on your...