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What is cause of a prolapsed intervertebral disc?
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Dr. Robert Levine
Orthopedic Surgery
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In brief: Nornal Aging
Disc prolapse, bulging, and herniation are part of normal aging and having one doesn't mean you you will have pain or disability.
About 50% of asymptomatic individuals (without history of low back pain) aged 20-39 have bulging discs and about 21% have ruptured discs in their lumbar spine (low back).

In brief: Nornal Aging
Disc prolapse, bulging, and herniation are part of normal aging and having one doesn't mean you you will have pain or disability.
About 50% of asymptomatic individuals (without history of low back pain) aged 20-39 have bulging discs and about 21% have ruptured discs in their lumbar spine (low back).
Dr. Robert Levine
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Dr. Edward Hellman
Orthopedic Surgery
In brief: Degeneration
Usually an arthritic degeneration.

In brief: Degeneration
Usually an arthritic degeneration.
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