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    Old 05-18-2003, 02:16 PM   #1
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    Hi everyone,
    Hope everyone is pain free today. I am new to this board and I have a question, does anyone know what a collapsed lumbar disc means? My NS wants to do a Laminectomy & Fusion, for recurrent herniation,(three times) spondylolisthesis, & disc collapse. I also have had two previous microdiscectomies, for herniation and recurrent herniation..Blossom

     
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    Old 05-19-2003, 05:34 AM   #2
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    Hi Blossom,

    A collapsed disc is basically a disc that due to herniation/annular tearing has lost some of the content of the disc, namely the annulus. Usually there is an associated reduction in space in that disc. I know this as I also had L5-S1 collapse due to a rupture, and as a result developed spondylolisthesis.

    Hope this helps.

    Pete.

     
    Old 05-19-2003, 08:27 AM   #3
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    Thank you, Pete.
    They use so many different terms for the same thing, it makes me confused. Blossom..

     
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