Mediphany logo
Mediphany logo
Share:
Share on facebook
Share on linkedin
Share on twitter

Degenerative Disk Disease – Low Back Pain Series

The “Low Back Pain” series is a collection of short, high-yield articles designed to help explain the common causes of low pain from a radiology perspective.

Diagnosis: Degenerative Disk Disease

Clinical Keywords: Degenerative disk disease, endplate changes, Modic changes, annular fissure/tear, herniated disk, low back pain, back arthritis

Clinical Problems:

  1. Source of low back pain
  2. Presence may lead to annular fissures and herniated disks

 

Video Explanation

 

In Plain Language:

The spine or backbone is made up of multiple bones stacked upon each other in a column with cushion-like intervertebral disks between them.  These disks are made up of a gel-like center and rigid outer covering.  Over time, the gel-like center dries up and loses its cushion-like ability leading to a decrease in the height of the disk and reactive changes to the adjacent bones.

(Image of vertebral disks and vertebrae)

If you would like more information about related posts you can view our low back pain series or visit our Youtube Channel.

To buy your own personalized video report click here.

Did you find this article helpful?

If yes, please give the thumbs up!
1
0

Recent Posts

Getting Started is Easy
Get clear, concise visual explanations from medical experts for ultimate peace of mind.
Others Also Viewed

Experience Mediphany

Our team of highly trained experts will create a personalized video report explaining your findings in a simple to understand way.

Copyright 2022 © All rights reserved.

Terms and conditions | Privacy policy

Copyright 2022 © All rights reserved.

Contact Us

Contact Us

Contact Us

Your Report is Being Processed

Our team has received your request and we will send you a new radiology report in simple language within 24 hours.