What Is the Definition of Disc Desiccation?

By Staff WriterLast Updated Apr 6, 2020 2:32:03 PM ET
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The definition of disc desiccation is a degenerative disc disease that occurs when the fluid between spinal discs dries out. When the protein-like substance that surrounds spinal discs is gone, the spine becomes unable to support the weight of a body, and flexibility and mobility are severely impacted.

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