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How common are degenerative spinal diseases?

Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
Family Practitioner

If you or a loved one suffers from chronic pain due to a degenerative spinal disease, you are not alone. An estimated 70 percent of adults experience chronic back or neck pain in their lifetime due to degenerative spinal diseases. Nearly 65 million Americans have experienced a recent episode of back pain, and 16 million Americans live with chronic pain that limits their daily activities.

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