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Dose severe djd lumbar spine causes a person to have pain?

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Dr. George Valdez
Family Medicine
4 doctors agree

In brief: Maybe

I've seen people with terrible looking MRI have no pain at all.
Pain is a relative and subjective thing, so yes it can cause lots of pain, or may cause no pain at all. It's best to stay active, build your muscles up with a supervised program so your bones will be supported better.

In brief: Maybe

I've seen people with terrible looking MRI have no pain at all.
Pain is a relative and subjective thing, so yes it can cause lots of pain, or may cause no pain at all. It's best to stay active, build your muscles up with a supervised program so your bones will be supported better.
Dr. George Valdez
Dr. George Valdez
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Dr. Linda Tao
Internal Medicine - Cardiology

In brief: Not always

the DJD on an XRay or MRI is a anatomic diagnosis.
As many people age this can be seen on radiologic examinations. However not all people have pain or any symptoms at all. Alternatively, some people may not have back pain per se but may have numbness or tingling down their legs or weakness or shooting pain down their calves.

In brief: Not always

the DJD on an XRay or MRI is a anatomic diagnosis.
As many people age this can be seen on radiologic examinations. However not all people have pain or any symptoms at all. Alternatively, some people may not have back pain per se but may have numbness or tingling down their legs or weakness or shooting pain down their calves.
Dr. Linda Tao
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