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A friend of mine was wondering.....

PollyRPPollyR Posts: 389
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:49 AM in Neck Pain: Cervical
If Disk Desiccation can be a result of a trauma or injury or if it is just and only a result of aging??

Thank you:)


  • I think its like the chicken or the egg. Dessication from what I understand is when the disk dries out. Normally they say it is from aging. But if you had a herniation or rupture which is an injury to the disk wouldnt it make sense that the disk would be more prone to dessication?

    Just my thought...not all things are in black and white.
  • Hello Kris...I think you may have hit the nail on the head there..:) Thank you:)
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  • I think Kris and I are following each other around here today! (G) Yes Desiccation is the drying, be it age, or for some reason the material of the nucleus exits the disk, the rest dries out.

    PCTF C4 - T2, Laminectomies C5, C6 & C7. Severe Palsy left arm/hand.
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