Disc Degeneration: Definition

Disc degeneration is a general term referring the break down and deterioration of spinal discs. These changes include the drying out of the gel filled center of the disc or break down of the outer covering of the disc. Degenerative disc disease is usually associated with normal effects of aging.

Incidence by Age:

Incidence byAge
Disk Degeneration37%52%68%80%88%93%96%
Source: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4464797/