Thank you so much for the info. I have been dealing with DDD and herniated discs for about 11years no hx of injury I’m not overweight I eat fairly healthy. I have done multiple bouts of physical therapy, ultrasound cupping, acupressure, massages….you name it. I will not take pain meds as they are addicting and bad for you. But I have this gut feeling as well as Drs something is going on causing all these symptoms. The frustration is always coming up empty handed!! Dr believe there is some sort of auto immune exspecially because my Lipase is elevated and wants to put me on prednisone for a long time but I’m not sure if that’s a good move or not.