Re: what's the best way...
DDD occurs in everyone - to some degree. At some point, as we age, all people have some degree of degenerative disc disease -it's a natural part of aging. For some people they will never have symptoms of this - all depends on which way the degeneration occurs, if nerves end up impinged, etc.
Rt&Lt thumb arthroplasty 2012 ; RT TKR & Bilat CTS 2011
Fusions: L5-S1 (87), L4-S1 (93), C5-C7 ('06), L3-S1 ('10)
C5-C7 foraminotomy 08