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Old 08-14-2003, 12:07 PM   #1
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Post Question Re: Arthritis & DDD?

I have osteoarthris in several places, I also have degenerative disc disease in lower back, also spinal stenosis in my neck. Someone told me that her chiropractor said that arthritis and DDD are the same. I don't believe that discs flattening and drying out (ddd) is the same as arthritis. Of course it was a "chiroprator" saying it. I believe that chiropractors have their place, and I have gone in years past, but I wondered if any believed these are both the same. I don't agree on this. What do you think?? P.S. I know the chiro wants my business. I was told to never let a chiro get a hold of my neck now, also.

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Old 08-14-2003, 02:19 PM   #2
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Hi, I also have DDD and osteoarthritis, ugh, they are no fun and they are not the same thing. Hope this helps. I have also been told that I should avoid going to a Chiropractor, because of my DDD(degenerative disc disease).

Old 08-15-2003, 11:18 AM   #3
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Hi, I'm a fellow back sufferer too. It's my understanding the two are not really the same. I just can't explain it without sounding like an idiot. My problems are in my lower back and adjusting to this is really a mother******!!!!

My doc prescribed for me Voltaren (75mg/2X daily) and Darvocet for bt pain. I've already had diskectomies/laminectomies but I'm having to learn how to live daily by trial and error. The doctors tend not to give direct answers to direct questions. I don't mean to ramble. I'm beginning to believe it's in my neck also. Oh, joy...

Lastly, I wouldn't let a chiro treat my osteo. Call me a chicken but too many things can go wrong when adjusting the neck. Be careful.


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