Lumbar degenerative spondylosis

The prevalence of low back pain due to lumbar spondylosis is estimated at 3.6% worldwide, and 4.5% in North America 1)

Elderly patients (>65 years of age) are sometimes considerably disabled due to lumbar spondylosis and may need major spine surgery 2)

Aggressive discectomy has been associated with reduced intervertebral height, which is thought to cause segmental instability and thus accelerate spondylosis 3) 4) 5).

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