Is losing lumbar discs, having them wear away, like losing a part of the skeleton?

and so debilitating

3 Answers

  • 1 month ago

    Duh, no not "loosing" skeleton. It is a wearing of the bone and cartilage between them. It is not necessary "debilitating", but is part of aging. I have 3 discs that have collapsed and have continued pain but still manage to do house & yard work. Not like when I was 40, but I get it done.

  • 1 month ago

    Sorts, but no necessarily debilitating. I have 3 that are worn out but I am not debilitated.

  • 1 month ago

    Not exactly.  Its more like a joint injury, where you loose the padding (cartilage) between two adjacent bones.   In the spine its debilitating because the nerves get pinched between the bones in the spine when the padding gets smashed or worn away. 

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