Degenerative Diseases and Pain Syndromes

  • J. L. Drapé


Degenerative disease of the lumbar spine is very common, affecting two-thirds of adults during their lifetimes. It represents a real public health challenge due to costs resulting in lost days of work and a high rate of invalidity.


Lumbar Spine Stenosis Degenerative Disk Disease Vertebral Endplate Degenerative Lumbar Spine Stenosis Intervertebral Disc Calcification 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. L. Drapé
    • 1
  1. 1.CHU Cochin, Radiology Service BParisFrance

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