Degenerative spine disease is a major cause of chronic disability in the adult working population and a common reason for referral to MRI imaging center. Spinal degeneration is a normal part of aging, and neck and back pain is one of the most common weaknesses in life. There are many potential sources of pain, and find the specific cause is often a confusing issue for patients and physicians. Pain can come from bones, joints, ligaments, muscles, nerves and intervertebral disks, as well as other paravertebral tissues. Most neck and back pain using conservative therapy, but if the pain unremitting, severe, or associated with radiculopathy or myelopathy, imaging is indicated to look for the cause that can be treated.
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