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Why does a disc herniate?

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Dr. Robert Levine
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In brief: Aging

Disc herniation is part of the aging process.
Repetitive loading and unloading of the disc causes is to wear out. Disc herniation is part of spondylosis. Of course the are also other factors that may make if more likely for you to develop spondylosis, including genetic factors and smoking.

In brief: Aging

Disc herniation is part of the aging process.
Repetitive loading and unloading of the disc causes is to wear out. Disc herniation is part of spondylosis. Of course the are also other factors that may make if more likely for you to develop spondylosis, including genetic factors and smoking.
Dr. Robert Levine
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