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Table 4 Average intervertebral disc height in mm (standard error of the mean) according to the presence or absence of high pain and or disability

From: A Dose–response relationship between severity of disc degeneration and intervertebral disc height in the lumbosacral spine

  No/low pain and disability High pain and or disability P
n = 57 (79.5 %) n = 15 (20.5 %)
L1/2 9.9 (0.2) 9.1 (0.4) 0.12
L2/3 11.3 (0.3) 10.3 (0.5) 0.07
L3/4 12.1 (0.3) 10.2 (0.6) 0.004
L4/5 11.5 (0.3) 10.8 (0.7) 0.03
L5/S1 10.4 (0.4) 9.4 (0.8) 0.26
Cumulative L1-S1 disc height 55.2 (1.1) 49.9 (2.1) 0.02