Re: L4-5 disc desiccation.

Disc desiccation is a drying out of the disc. Discs are full of water. As they degenerate they lose water and become weaker and begin to bulge. Annulus is the outer cartilaginous ring of the disc. You have a minimal tear in the cartilage. In a nut shell you basically have degenerative arthritis. Although chiropractic cannot cure arthritis, it can at least stop or slow it down by allowing your spine to function more efficiently. When there is a lack of motion in a joint, the joint will begin to wear and discs will tend to dry out. Chiropractors will preform adjustments to these areas to free them up and restore function.

Posted By doc4bax on April 01, 2008 at 19:19:51:

In Reply to: L4-5 disc desiccation. posted by Peggy on April 01, 2008 at 17:46:30:

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