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Do all the cervical discs degenerate at the same time? Or do they start at the base of the neck and work upwards


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The process of degeneration isn't really straightforward; different joints behave differently and all people are different. It really depends on the stresses on the joints (in the neck, for example, stresses that may affect the uncovertebral joints) and the demand or loads on the spine. Other factors, including environment, smoking, weight, trauma, etc. can also play a role! 
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