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Can you tell me the life expectancy of an individual with degenerative cervical and lumbar disc disease?

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Dr. Michael Bolesta
Orthopedic Surgery
3 doctors agree

In brief: Probably normal

Disk degeneration by itself does not affect lifespan.
Your longevity is more affected by other factors (genetics, blood pressure, heart-lung-other internal organ function, exercise, tobacco-alcohol-drug use).

In brief: Probably normal

Disk degeneration by itself does not affect lifespan.
Your longevity is more affected by other factors (genetics, blood pressure, heart-lung-other internal organ function, exercise, tobacco-alcohol-drug use).
Dr. Michael Bolesta
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Dr. Thomas Dowling
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine

In brief: There is no bearing

On life expectancy and the presence or absence of degenerative disc disease.

In brief: There is no bearing

On life expectancy and the presence or absence of degenerative disc disease.
Dr. Thomas Dowling
Dr. Thomas Dowling
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