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What exactly does your back is collapsing upon itself mean

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What exactly does "your back is collapsing upon itself" mean? Thanks
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. RK replied 5 years ago.
Dear customer,

did you have the x-ray or ct scan back done?
what are your symptoms?
Customer: replied 5 years ago.

yes, I did. Several MRIs and xrays. I also have scoliosis.

My symptoms are constant back pain from the neck down - sometimes more, sometimes not as bad. And I am shrinking.

Expert:  Dr. RK replied 5 years ago.
Dear customer,

The decreased intervertebral space may cause the back bone to collapse on itself.It may compress upon the nerves aand cause pain and other symptoms.

It is due to the degeneration of the disc space.The treatment is symptomatic.
The surgery may be required in some cases.

Here is the link for more information

degenerative disc space

Let me know if you have any doubt.

Thank you
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