Donald Corenman, MD, DC
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You are correct. Do not focus on this. It is just that your genetics are such that your collagen fibers that make up the disc wall (annulus) are more “brittle” and you suffer more tears. I call this CBS (crappy back syndrome) and it is not a big deal unless these discs become symptomatic. I cannot tell you how many patients I see that have this with little or no symptoms (they come in with other problems and CBS is found as a side-note).

Dr. Corenman

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Donald Corenman, MD, DC is a highly-regarded spine surgeon, considered an expert in the area of neck and back pain. Trained as both a Medical Doctor and Doctor of Chiropractic, Dr. Corenman earned academic appointments as Clinical Assistant Professor and Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, and his research on spine surgery and rehabilitation has resulted in the publication of multiple peer-reviewed articles and two books.