traumatic discopathy

trau·mat·ic dis·cop·a·thy

(traw-mat'ik dis-kop'ă-thē)
An injury characterized by fissuring, laceration, or fragmentation of the disc or surrounding ligaments, with or without displacement of fragments against spinal cord, nerve roots, or ligaments.
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Over time, this can result in a condition, which the researchers have named 'repetitive traumatic discopathy.'
"Repetitive traumatic discopathy (RTD) results from years of degenerative 'hits' or strains on the spine resulting in early onset breakdown, instability, and pain.
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