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degeneration of lumbar intervertebral disc

A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ken Yonemura
36 years experience Neurosurgery
HNP: A sequestrated lumbar disc refers to migration of the central nuclear disc material through the outer layers that make up the anulus fibrosis and are ... Read More
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Dr. Edward Hellman
28 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Separated: There are different degrees of herniation. The most severe degree is sequestered. It just means a piece of disc has ruptured through the back wall o ... Read More

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A male asked:
Dr. Michael Gabor
32 years experience Diagnostic Radiology
Your question: got cut off, but a strain is a muscular injury, disc space narrowing is a manifestation of degenerative disc disease(analagous to arthritic change), a ... Read More
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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenneth Smith
31 years experience Internal Medicine
Bone densiometry: This test is utilized to measure calcium and the diagnoses of osteoporosis and osteopenia.
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ayman Omar
Specializes in Neurology
Not very common: not very common in my experience. Any hx. of trauma? Otherwise, typically conservative tx. PT, etc.
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Gabor
32 years experience Diagnostic Radiology
Degeneration: basically mean arthritic changes at the disc space. As for the other part of the statement about musculoskeletal symptoms, I'm not sure what it means ... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience Neurology
Nonsensical: The spinal cord ends at about l-2, and most common disc issues are present at l4-5, and l-5-s-1. In order for a disc to affect the spinal cord, we ar ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Vikram Patel
36 years experience Pain Management
Herniated disc: Lumbar discs can herniate (slip) due to several reasons, main ones being lifting while bending down, sudden jerky motion etc. Usually if a disc does n ... Read More
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A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ario Kiarash
26 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Pain, instability: Discectomies work well in immediate pain control, but after some time (5-10 years) they may lead to instability and need for segmental fusion.
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A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ty Endean
Dr. Ty Endean answered
23 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Follow up: you may have instability in one of your lumbar segments. I would recommend you follow up with your spine doctor. They will probably order X-rays that ... Read More
A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
They are the same.: They are the same thing. Both diagnoses are identical but just expressed in different terms.

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