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Lumbar Degenerative Disc Disease

  • Michael T. Modic
  • Sean Symons

Abstract

The sequelae of disc degeneration remain among the leading causes of functional incapacity in both men and women and are a common source of chronic disability in the working years. A significant portion of the cost of the morbidity associated with neck and back disorders is related to diagnostic testing, mostly medical imaging, the results of which may rightly or wrongly provide the basis for subsequent, more invasive treatments.

Keywords

Intervertebral Disc Nucleus Pulposus Disc Herniation Disc Degeneration Spinal Stenosis 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Michael T. Modic
    • 1
  • Sean Symons
    • 2
  1. 1.Division of RadiologyLerner College of MedicineClevelandUSA
  2. 2.Department of Medical ImagingSunnybrook Healt Sciences CentreTorontoCanada

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