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What causes the spine and neck discs to get flatter and can you unflatten it?

I had X-ray taken and it showed that one gap (which is the disc) between either the Thoracic or Lumbar Vertebrae was thinner than the rest and the gaps (discs) of the cervical vertebrae seemed to be flatter as the discs goes farther down the vertebrae. Does this cause back pain? Can the flattened discs be unflattened some how? Will exercise work?


  • Discs loose tiny amounts of their hydration. This is usually a very slow, natural process of aging and occurs over decades on the majority of people.

  • How do you get your hydration back?
  • don't have their own individual hydration supply so the best way to prevent accelerated damage is to take care of your body, get regular excercise geared at keeping your core muscles strong, eating right, stretching and avoid doing things that may cause further /heavy stress on your spine.
    There is no way to completely avoid the natural aging of your spine, which is what disc dessication is, but you can take steps to avoid accelerating that process.

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