Last Modified on Jul 14, 2014
What Is Degenerative Disc Disease?
Generally considered a disease of aging, degenerative disc disease is an age related condition. The spine is constantly subjected to stress and periodically, minor injury. These stresses combined begin to compound and cause damage over time. This gradual proliferation of damage or normal changes in the spinal discs is known as degenerative disc disease. For most individuals, the degeneration of discs causes little problem or concern; however, some individuals experience severe pain in conjunction with the condition.
The symptoms associated with degenerative disc disease vary depending on the intensity of the condition. The symptoms may result in back or neck pain in some while it causes no pain in others. One of the most common symptoms reported, when any are experienced, is sciatica, or pain that radiates from the low back into the buttocks and upper thighs. In addition to this pain, some individuals may experience tingling or numbness in the legs and feet.
The intervertebral discs or spinal discs are the padding or cushion between each vertebra of the spine. By comparison, these discs are somewhat like “shock absorbers” that cushion the spine as it moves and bears weight. As the body ages, these cushions break down, causing degenerative disc disease. Common causes that contribute to this breakdown include loss of fluid and tears and cracks in the disc. Injury, obesity, heavy physical work and smoking add to the degeneration of discs.
Degenerative Disc Disease Treatment
While degenerative disc disease is a common part of aging, certain measures can be taken to prevent degeneration and reverse the current levels of degeneration. One effective natural degenerative disc disease treatment includes 500 mg of Hyaluronic acid powder, 9 grams of sea salt, and 500 cc of water emulsified and taken daily. This mixture works to restore the cartilage in the discs. Additional options include vitamin C, magnesium, and calcium – all which support bone and joint health. A healthy lifestyle complete with regular exercise and light weight bearing exercise helps maintain bone and muscle health and serves as a supplement to degenerative disc disease treatment.
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07/13/2012: Nitin from Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India: "Hello, myself NITIN, First of all thanks for sharing such wonderfull information, pls help me out with my query-:
I have degenerative disc disease, and I am taking TED's REMEDY(500mg HA 9gm sea salt 500ml water).
"I want to ask that this solution is TOO SALTY so will there be any side effects of taking this solution for a long time(2-3months approx)."
and "for how long I have to continue this remedy to fully restore my degeneration?"
MY L4/L5-9mm (present state), 15mm is normal....
PLS HELP ME OUT!! thanks"Replies
03/12/2013: Duncan from Phoenix, Arizona replies: "Hyaluronic Acid won't emulsify
I was excited to get my H/A powder. I followed the instructions from "Ted's Remedy". It immediately formed this clear, gelatinous globule at the bottom of the bottle. I shook it repeatedly throughout the day and got it mostly dissolved, only to wake up and find that it had settled overnight in to the globule again:(
I shook it vigorously again and dissolved it most of the way and drank a dose this morning.
The only thing I can think of is that I put the dry ingredients in the bottle first, then added cold water. I can't see how it could make a difference if I put the water in first?
Any advice? I'm really hopeful that this formula will help!"
03/13/2013: Andrea C from Cardiff, Wales replies: "Water First!! And the 'Glouble' is the HA gelling, so that's okay. Other than that, just do as you're doing, when you see the gel bloob, shake till it mixes as per usual. Love Andrea C XXXX.
PS, I shook mine per Ted's remedy, following it to a tee. It's no good reading half a remedy but being gung ho about the rest."
03/13/2013: Duncan from Phoenix, Arizona replies: "Thanks Andrea!
Can anyone tell me where to find Ted's original post on this? All I can find is this comment thread. I've been poking around the website, but can't find it."
10/18/2010: Dano from Williston, Ohio: "Hi, read about your solution for degenerative disc disease, how do I measure out 500 mg of HA powder........1/4 tspn or what?..... Please give me an idea of approximately howmuch to use. Thanks, Dano"Replies
10/19/2010: Lisa from Lafayette, La replies: "Dano, it depends on which brand you are using, and if it is just HA, or has something like msm mixed into it, which would make your measurement different than if just HA. Purebulk, the brand I use, is, I believe, 3.56 grams (3560 mg) per 2 teaspoons. So, I break that down into approx. 1/7 of that dose, or 1/3 teaspoon. It's a little more (593 mg. ), but it doesn't make any difference, it's close enough. Be VERY sure you dissolve it in fridge temp. Water, NOT room temp water."
11/21/2013: Kshitij from Kampala, Uganda: "Looking for treatment and management of degeneration of disc condition."Replies
11/21/2013: Mike 62 from Denver, Colorado replies: "Kshitij: The dosages and ratios of vitamins a, d, and k2 hold an important part of the answer. Most vitamins act as co-factors to protein function. Vitamins a and d regulate the activity of genes to produce proteins. K2 activates these proteins to bind calcium for bone remineralization. All foods are very low in d. Blacks get 6 times less d from sunlight as whites. 5000 units of d3 and 30, 000 units of a costs 5 cents. Humic/fulvic acids, xeronines, and k2 are in raw organic and grassfed foods. Eat as much of these as you can. K1 can be converted into k2 when digestion is good. K1 is in organic spices like parsely, basil, sage, and thyme. To improve digestion make home made live ferments. Make green smoothies from organic baby leaves. They contain growth factors not in mature leaves. Eat raw organic whole dried cane sugar for carbs."
11/21/2013: Prioris from Fl replies: "Look up Herniated Disc and Degerative Disc Disease under ailments where it talks about Hyaluronic Acid. You need a highly absorb-able Hyaluronic Acid, e.g., Biocell."
07/24/2012: Haveittodayray from Las Vegas, Nevada, United States: "New to the forum, I am 69 years old and have recently been diagnosed with:
Severe degenerative disc disease and impingement of tendons. Doctors have giving me Rx for pain, ie, Hydrocodone-Acet aminophen, Etodlolac, and Gabapentin. Had both xrays and Mri. Has anyone had any experience with these drugs. Any suggestions? Have pain on both hips, back, and shoots down both legs and knee caps.
Will I be in a wheel chair soon? Currently, still working 4 hours per day, lifting 10-50 lbs at all times. Should I quit work immediately? Any suggestions appreciated.
01/20/2013: Octavia from Birmingham, Alabama replies: "Hi my mother has DDD and she is not in a wheelchair yet. It has been ten years since diagnosis. She does not work. I don't think you should quit if you can help it because it can get very depressing staying home. But try not to lift much anymore. Take care and I hope this helps."
01/21/2013: Steve from Las Vegas, Nevada replies: "Many people have had success using bio-north magnets on the area of concern, bio-mag science carries them as well as other places."
09/17/2009: Philip from Dearing, Ga: "Degenerative disc disease - New Thread
My mother suffers from Degenerative disc disease and had surgery almost two years ago. One of her bones in her back will not fuse back together. Any ideas from the people out there that can treat this disease and also what can be done to get bones to FUSE back together. Information would be greatly appreciated."Replies
09/18/2009: Joyce from Joelton, Tn replies: "For Phillip from Dearing: Have you searched EC for arthritis, osteoporosis, joint pain, etc. This has been addressed several times.
A question: Is your mother on Fosamax or similar medicine to prevent bone loss? If so, you should be aware that some of them are connected to TMJ &/or lower jawbone necrosis (death of bone).
For bone health first off think cod liver oil, Vitamin D3, Vitamin C, and healthy eating."
09/18/2009: Philip from Dearing, Ga replies: "Thank you Joyce. No my mother is not on any medication that I am aware of, with the exception of high blood pressure med.She has taken all kinds of vitamins all of her life. So many in fact, we often thought she may be taking to many.
Recently reading here on EC, I have learned from Ted. If a persons PH is not balanced they will not absorb the vitamins and minerals properly. So maybe taking all those vitamins all those years were useless.
But yes, she has taken the ones you have mentioned. She never really did healthy eating though. Alot of YO-YO dieting. She is also allergic to milk and eggs and never consumed either of these that I can ever remember.
I never knew the importance of the PH balancing for the absorption vitamins. I think we all should stress the importance of this or else people are wasting thier time and money on the vitamins.
I never thought the surgery was a good idea, but she was convinced by my sister who is a nurse and pro doctor everything. I have a great chiropractor in my area, that has been able to keep many people from going under the knife. Although you have to keep going, you are able to avoid the knife.
09/19/2009: Joyce from Joelton, Tn. replies: "Hello Phillip, You didn't mention your mother's age, but a decrease of hydrochloric acid production needed to digest the foods eaten, can also contribute to poor absorption of nutrients, and a yo-yo or nutrient deficient junk food diet probably also contributes to decrease in productionof HCL in the stomach.
Iodine is said to be necessary for stimulating the stomach to produce HCL. SSKI or Lugol's solution at level of 2 drops in glass of water daily should be sufficient. She can self test for iodine deficiency by painting a 1" area of tincture of iodine on hidden spot (like abdomen or inner thigh) and let it dry before covering. It if disappears in a short time, then her body is so hungry for iodine that it slurped it right in and then she should take 4 drops SSKI or Lugol's per day until health improved."
09/02/2011: Jennifer from Mooreland, Indiana replies: "Please tell me what MSM is."
EC: See this page: http://earthclinic.com/supplements/MSM.html
[YEA] 03/04/2014: Hari from Hyderabad, India: "The best way to CURE degenerative disc disease is yoga... It will give you relief from the pain and agony. I suffered for almost five months and found a good yoga guru who cured me completely. I request all of them who suffer from any kind of back/spine problems to try Yoga once. You will experience a better life for sure.. Thankyou"