What is the prevalence of lumbar disc disease?

Updated: Sep 25, 2018
  • Author: Kamran Sahrakar, MD, FACS; Chief Editor: Brian H Kopell, MD  more...
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The lifetime prevalence of low back pain is 80%, with disk disorders being the most common cause of adult low back pain. The most consistent risk factor for degeneration is increasing age. [15]


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