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What does wear and tear mean on your lower back? Is it the samething as herinated disk?

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Dr. Larry Greenbaum
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology

In brief: Spondylosis

Wear and tear arthritis of the spine, degenerative disc disease, and spondylosis are all used interchangeably.
Wear and tear may include arthritis spurs, disc space narrowing, etc, but does not necessarily mean herniated disc.

In brief: Spondylosis

Wear and tear arthritis of the spine, degenerative disc disease, and spondylosis are all used interchangeably.
Wear and tear may include arthritis spurs, disc space narrowing, etc, but does not necessarily mean herniated disc.
Dr. Larry Greenbaum
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Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
Family Medicine

In brief: Yes

Wear and tear is a lay description of degenerative disc disease in relation to the lower back.
Herniated disc is also from the same play.

In brief: Yes

Wear and tear is a lay description of degenerative disc disease in relation to the lower back.
Herniated disc is also from the same play.
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
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