Degenerative disc disease refers to the changes that occur in your spinal discs as a result of aging. Spinal discs are soft in nature; they are compressible and separate the vertebrae that comprise the spine. It’s important that our discs are in good health because they also act as the spine’s shock absorbers and help it flex, twist, and bend; actions that we need to carry out basic tasks in our everyday lives. Read more here.