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A 28-year-old female asked:

Difference b/t mild bilateral arthrosis (1/13) and superimposed facet degenerative chngs (7/13)? grind start b/t 2 scans. what can be done to fix?

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Dr. Robert Masson
Neurosurgery 35 years experience
Disc failure: It implies that the disc is deteriorated at the intervertebral level putting additional stress on the joints of the spine, the facets. If all conservative measures fail, a well done spinal fusion can solve the progressive problem.
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