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Xray shows mild multilevel degenerative disc disease with multilevel anterior endplate osteophytes. What does this mean?

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Dr. Eric Weisman
Neurology
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In brief: Arthritis of spine

The end plates on either side of each vertebral bone articulate with the end plates of the ones above and below it.
These can become enlarged over time with degenerative arthritis or following trauma. Eventually the space between the vertebrae becomes narrowed and pain sensitve structures like spinal nerves get pinched.

In brief: Arthritis of spine

The end plates on either side of each vertebral bone articulate with the end plates of the ones above and below it.
These can become enlarged over time with degenerative arthritis or following trauma. Eventually the space between the vertebrae becomes narrowed and pain sensitve structures like spinal nerves get pinched.
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