Just wondering if anyone has had any diagnosis of "disc calcification"? History: 31 yr old female diagnosed with chronic disc herniations (L3-S1) in 2002 and the CT showed osteophyte formation on all discs. The MRI in 2008 did not show this. Microdiscectomy surgery on L5-S1 level this past October confirmed this disc was calcified.
I was wondering if anyone knows what is the significance of having 'calcified discs'? Is there further progression of disease to be concerned about? Thanks in advance for any help.