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What is degenerative disc disease L5-s1 with small central disc herniation?

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2005-12-09 04:57:16
2005-12-09 04:57:16

DDD is the wearing down of the disks that are located between each of the vertebra in your back. this occurs when the fluid in the disks diminishes often due to old age or injury. The fluid helps to absorb shock and without it they rub together and cause the disks to wear away. Together it would mean the wearing down of the disks between the 5th lumbar vertabra to the 1st sacral vertabre with a small hernia in the central disk. this would be a total of six disks. Hope this helps

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