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I have disk desiccation between c3-c6. What does that mean for an 18 year old male?

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Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery
5 doctors agree

In brief: Disc fluids are

Drying up, as a result of this dryness and loss of fluid, the disc(s) degenerate (wear away) to a degree.
Disc desiccation is the earliest visible sign of disc degeneration. Disc degeneration can range in severity from mild, moderate, to severe. Severe cases of disc degeneration can require surgery to fix the problem.

In brief: Disc fluids are

Drying up, as a result of this dryness and loss of fluid, the disc(s) degenerate (wear away) to a degree.
Disc desiccation is the earliest visible sign of disc degeneration. Disc degeneration can range in severity from mild, moderate, to severe. Severe cases of disc degeneration can require surgery to fix the problem.
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
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Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine
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In brief: Well, YOU ARE LIKELY

Going to have some arthritic issues as life goes on.
You may keep things at bay for the longest time with proper stretching, strengthening of the muscles surrounding your spine if you do it consistently. Report any numbness or tingling going down either arm to your doctor please.

In brief: Well, YOU ARE LIKELY

Going to have some arthritic issues as life goes on.
You may keep things at bay for the longest time with proper stretching, strengthening of the muscles surrounding your spine if you do it consistently. Report any numbness or tingling going down either arm to your doctor please.
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