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This means "atrophy" or "drying out" of the intervertebral disc, resulting in loss of height. Spinal discs are normally rubbery round pads that are filled with a jelly-like substance called the nucleus. Normal disks are well hydrated, the nucleus containing 80% to 85% water and the annulus about 80%.

Together with the cartilaginous end plates of the adjacent vertebral bodies, the intervertebral disk forms a disk complex that give structural integrity to the interspace and cushions the mechanical forces applied to the spine. Desiccation is often considered the first stage of spinal degenerative changes, and no longer provides the cushioning necessary between vertebrae.

Answer2: Desiccation is the end result of fluid loss in the spinal discs. The main cause seems to be aging, because as we get older, part of the fluid is lost. This brings about pain that is so severe in some cases surgery is required. At other times desiccation could be caused by trauma such as a car accident or other injury. There is hope because exercise and other things can be done to bring about a measure of relief other than surgery.

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Q: What is a spinal disk desiccation?
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It is a symptom of disk degeneration. As the disk loses moisture and wears out, air bubbles form in the space between vertabae.

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