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Quantitative characteristic of intervertebral discs in age aspect

[Neurology]
Natalia Evgenievna Komleva; Nikolai Mikhailovich Yakovlev; Alexey Nikolaevich Danilov; Andrey Anatolyevich Chekhonatsky; Julia Aleksandrovna Tepeeva; Akhmed Kayed Mayhub Badavi;

The relevance of the study is determined by the high prevalence of back pain, which is due to discogenic pathology. The study aimed to study the quantitative characteristics and patterns of degenerative changes in the IVD of the lumbosacral spine in the age aspect. The visualization characteristic of the IVD of the lumbosacral spine based on the quantitative data in the age aspect is determined with the help of computer analysis. The statistical analysis revealed a moderate inverse correlation between the age of patients and the degree of degenerative changes in the IVD from L1–L2 to L4–L5 and a direct statistical average relationship between the degree of degenerative changes in all the IVD of the lumbosacral spine except for the disk L5–S1. The statistical connection was not found when comparing the degree of degenerative changes in this disc with the age of patients and degenerative changes in other lumbar discs of the lumbosacral spine, which was explained by the biomechanical features caused the maximum load on this disc.

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Keywords: intervertebral disk, computer analysis, degenerative changes


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