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Thursday, September 1, 2016
Spine and Back Health
Superimposed disc herniation
What is the definition and significance of "central disc herniation superimposed upon degenerative disc bulges"?
This is a degenerative or osteoarthritic disc condition involving both disc dehydration and bulging and osteophyte (bone spur) formation. This may or may not cause nerve tissue compression.
Anthony Guanciale, MD
Associate Professor and Director, Division of Spine Surgery
College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati