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Physicians do not know what causes degenerative disk disease. Besides age and injury, arthritis and osteoporosis can contribute to degenerative disk disease. It’s not known why some people have pain and others do not, but various factors can contribute to disk degeneration, including:

  • Autoimmunity
  • Environment
  • Genetics
  • Inflammation
  • Trauma

Thoracic Degenerative Disk Disease Resources