And Brad, the physical therapist, is here to motivate you. Today, we will be discussing the 10 best exercises you can do for degenerative disc disease (DDD), sciatica, or low back pain. First, let's address the term "degenerative disc disease." It is often overused and misleading. In reality, it is not a disease but rather a degeneration or aging of the discs in your spine. Over time, discs naturally shrink and lose water, causing them to compress. This is a normal process, but when the disc shrinks excessively or herniates, it can lead to issues like sciatica. Sciatica occurs when the shrinking of the discs narrows the space where the spinal nerve exits, resulting in pinched nerves. We have a model here to demonstrate the difference between a healthy disc and one affected by degenerative disc disease. You can see that the affected disc is much thinner. Additionally, we have an x-ray that further shows the deterioration of the discs. It is important to note that while the discs may degenerate, the pain can actually improve over time. This is because the body has a great capacity for healing. To support the muscles around the back and promote healing, it is crucial to strengthen the core and maintain good posture. We will be demonstrating exercises to achieve these goals. Let's start with some exercises on the floor. The first exercise focuses on finding your neutral spine position. Lie on your back with a pillow under your head.