Degenerative disc disease is an age-related condition that happens when one or more of the discs between the vertebrae of the spinal column deteriorates or breaks down, leading to pain. Causes can include arthritis, excessive strain caused by labor-intensive jobs or sports, obesity, smoking and lack of support due to weak core muscles. Disc degeneration is a common part of aging, but not all people develop pain.
Many patients find that medical marijuana relieves many of the symptoms associated with degenerative disc disease, including discomfort and pain. Cannabidiol (CBD) in particular appears to have the potential to help both the physical and mental aspects of DDD, and may actually help prevent damage from occurring in the first instance.
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