1. HELP! Has anyone out there have DDD? I injured my back in the OR, and had to have an MRI which showed Lumbarsacral DDD L5-S1. The physician wants me to come out of the OR due to lifting, pulling, and you know the routine...he says eventually the damage will require surgery, I mean if my back keeps geeting injured...I am 51, too late for a career change and not only that, there is no where in my hometown that I can make the money I make in nursing...anyone have any suggestions???? I am really sick about this...THANKS!!!!!
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  3. by   BranRN
    My mom as DDD she is 44. She recently had surgery to fuse her C5, C6 (i think). The surgery went well, she no longer has any pain associated with the DDD. Before surgery she had lots of neck, upper and lower back pain. They went in the front of her neck to do the operation, recovery was minimum. No neck brace either. I hope this helps.


    edited due to typing errors
    Last edit by BranRN on Apr 29, '03
  4. by   karenG
    whats a DDD?

  5. by   BranRN
    Degenerative Disk Disease
  6. by   rnor
    Thanks BranRN! That is encouraging. I guess I just need time to get over this injury first...