Cervical Disc Protrusion Correlates With the Severity of Cervical Disc Degeneration: A Cross-Sectional Study of 1211 Relatively Healthy Volunteers.

@article{Nakashima2015CervicalDP,
  title={Cervical Disc Protrusion Correlates With the Severity of Cervical Disc Degeneration: A Cross-Sectional Study of 1211 Relatively Healthy Volunteers.},
  author={Hiroaki Nakashima and Yasutsugu Yukawa and Kota Suda and Masatsune Yamagata and Takayoshi Ueta and Fumihiko Kato},
  journal={Spine},
  year={2015},
  volume={40 13},
  pages={E774-9}
}
STUDY DESIGN Cross-sectional study. OBJECTIVE The purposes of this study were (1) to investigate the frequency and degree of cervical disc degeneration and protrusion on cervical spine magnetic resonance (MR) images and (2) to analyze the correlation between the severity of disc degeneration and disc protrusion. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA Cervical disc degenerative changes or protrusion is commonly observed on MR images in healthy subjects. However, there are few large-scale studies, and… CONTINUE READING