To assess the feasibility of using a 3D ultrashort echo time sequence with adiabatic T1ρ preparation (UTE-Adiab-T1ρ) to map the T1ρ of entire lumbar intervertebral discs (IVDs), 17 human subjects’ lumbar spines were scanned. Correlations between T1ρ values of all of the components of the IVD and disc degeneration grades and subjects' ages were calculated. T1ρ differences between subjects with and without low back pain were also assessed. The study showed that the UTE-Adiab-T1ρ sequence can measure T1ρ values of the whole IVD. These may be useful for assessment of IVD degeneration.