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What causes inflammation in the lower back? I was told I have some intreval loss of space in my L5 s1 reigion. What does this mean? Will it get worse?

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Dr. Richard Guyer
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine
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In brief: Normal aging

By the time we reach 40 years of age greater 50% of patients will have some degree of degenerative disc disc.
One cannot stop but exercise and proper body mechanics can keep it from being symptomatic. It is normal aging of the spine and not everyone has symptoms.

In brief: Normal aging

By the time we reach 40 years of age greater 50% of patients will have some degree of degenerative disc disc.
One cannot stop but exercise and proper body mechanics can keep it from being symptomatic. It is normal aging of the spine and not everyone has symptoms.
Dr. Richard Guyer
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Dr. Peter Zimmerman
In fact, 50% of asymptomatic patients have DDD or bulges on MRIs.
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