Re: need help understanding mri results please
Disc Dessication Basically Means:
That the disc(s) involved have lost some of their physical size and dimensions due to a "drying out" of the disc(s) noted by the report. The discs can lose some of their moisture content which can lead to a slight shrinking of the discs....this translates into decreased disc height, which can cause a closer clearance between the vertabra, as well as possible nerve compression due to the loss of space. The discs normally serve to cushion the gap between the vertabra, allowing for smooth movement, as well as maintaining the proper clearance for the nerves and spinal cord....disc dessication can possibly lead to trouble down the road in some cases. Try not to worry and hopefully your Dr will be back sooner, it's a shame you have to wait 2 months! The waiting can be a very anxious time.
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