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Dr. Thomas Dowling
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I have l4l5 l5s1 disc desiccation could this be causing elevated temperatures?

I have l4l5 l5s1 disc desiccation could this be causing elevated temperatures?

No: Disc desiccation is a natural process of aging, unfortunately. No relationship to body temperature ...Read more

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Dr. Mark Weston
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At C2-3 there is a desiccation and posterior bulging of the intervertebral disc, causing impingement of the anterior thecal space. Same at C4-5. ?

At C2-3 there is a desiccation and posterior bulging of the intervertebral disc, causing impingement of the anterior thecal space.  Same at C4-5. ?

Age appropriate: Not concerning without neurologic symptoms , most likely age appropriate asymptomatic changes 30 percent chance of causing no symptoms take care assuming this is the cause if neck pain these are expected mild changes at 84 confirms a healthy structural neck ...Read more

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What does desiccation of the disc without loss of disc height mean?

What does desiccation of the disc without loss of disc height mean?

Normal aging: Dedication means drying out. There is a central pulp in the disc which tends to dry up as we age. It is really the way most discs look on MRI as people get older. Fortunately it has not started to lose height yet but it probably will over time. We call this degenerative disc disease. ...Read more

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Dr. Steven Hill
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What does diffuse disc desiccation mean?

What does diffuse disc desiccation mean?

Might be age: The term is saying that multiple discs (presumably in your back/neck) are dried out and decreased in size. This happens to everyone as you age and the question is whether it is more than normal. ...Read more

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Dr. Robert Masson
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What is mild disc desiccation?

What is mild disc desiccation?

Disc dehydrated: It is mild dehydration of the disc, suggesting damage to the blood supply of the disc and foretelling a decay cycle and aging of the disc. In and of itself, not important to worry about unless associated with severe symptoms, then needs proper consideration and evaluation. ...Read more

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Dr. Thomas Graber
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Can u explain to me what disc desiccation with small or mild broad based central subligamentous hnp and minimal deformity of anterior thecal sac means?

Can u explain to me what disc desiccation with small or mild broad based central subligamentous hnp and minimal deformity of anterior thecal sac means?

What are ur symptoms: X-ray reports are interpretations normally made by a doctor who never meets you. Someone who knows your symptoms and history and exam findings is the only one who can tell you what the interpretation means for you. ...Read more

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Dr. Alvin Stein
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Can mild disc desiccation reverse itself one study says its there and one study says its not i'm confused same goes for disc bulges what to believe ?

Can mild disc desiccation reverse itself one study says its there and one study says its not i'm confused same goes for disc bulges what to believe ?

No: The reason for the difference is the tuning of the signal as it is read on the film. The fluid dries out of a disc that is injured. The injury is there because of ligament that are loose in the back. If you have the pain , contact a doctor that does prolotherapy to help you. Visit www.Getprolo.Com or www.Aaomed.Org to learn about prolotherapy and find a doctor to help you. ...Read more

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