Skip to main content

Table 2 Distribution and severity grading of degenerative disc disease in cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine MRI’s with gender distribution

From: MRI-detected spinal disc degenerative changes in athletes participating in the Rio de Janeiro 2016 Summer Olympics games

 CervicalThoracicLumbar
Mild44%12.4%26%
W: 7%W: 100%W: 50%
M: 93% M: 50%
Moderate13.5%0%9%
W: 30% W: 55%
M: 70% M: 45%
Severe0.7%0%4%
W: 30% W: 60%
M: 100% M: 40%
Total58.2%12.4%39%