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X-ray diagnosis. Doctor showing a patient an X-ray of her pelvic bone and sacrum. The patient has pain in the lumbar (lower) region of her spine. The X-ray indicates that there is some degeneration of the intervertebral discs in this region of her spine. Loss of cushioning in the spinal column causes pain due increased pressure on nerves.
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