Intervertebral Disc Herniation
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Fibrotic alterations in human annulus fibrosus correlate with progression of intervertebral disc herniation

Goal of the Study? In this histological analysis article from the Arthritis Research and Therapy Journal [1. Fibrotic Alterations In Human Annulus Fibrosus Correlate With Progression Of Intervertebral Disc Herniation] the authors’ goal was…
three dimensional modelling
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Three-dimensional Modelling Dynamic Diurnal Disc Changes – Posterior and Anterior Look with MRI

Goal of the Study? We all know that LBP is a worldwide problem. Yet, the disc and its functional relationship to low back pain are poorly understood. These researchers worked to use MRI and three-dimensional modelling to measure in-vivo shape…
Vacuum PhenomenonDynamic Disc Designs Corp.
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Vacuum Phenomenon – What is it and can it tell us anything about the dynamics of the spine?

Goal of the Study? Intradiscal vacuum phenomenon is a commonly observed radiological finding in the spine but not much is known about its pathophysiology. A recent paper was published in The European Spine Journal[1.Advanced disc degeneration,…
Degenerative Intervertebral Disc
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Correlation Between Proteolytic Enzymes and Micro Angiogenesis in Degenerative Intervertebral Disc Nucleus

Goal of the Study? In this case-control study from the Journal of Investigative Surgery [1. Correlation Between Proteolytic Enzymes and Micro Angiogenesis in Degenerative Intervertebral Disc Nucleus] the authors’ goal was to determine if…
Disc Nucleus
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Correlation Between Proteolytic Enzymes and Microangiogenesis in Degenerative Intervertebral Disc Nucleus

Goal of the review? The goal of the article, [1. Correlation Between Proteolytic Enzymes and Microangiogenesis in Degenerative Intervertebral Disc Nucleus] explores the molecular level of intervertebral disc degeneration. Specifically, the…
loading
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The effects of axial loading on the morphometric and T2 characteristics of lumbar discs in relation to disc degeneration

Goal of the Study? In this preliminary study, [1. The effects of axial loading on the morphometric and T2 characteristics of lumbar discs in relation to disc degeneration] the authors compared the effects of loading compression and traction…
Lumbar Disc Model
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A systematic review and meta-analysis on the efficacy of physiotherapy intervention in the management of lumbar prolapsed intervertebral disc

Goal of the Study? In this review [1. A systematic review and meta-analysis on the efficacy of physiotherapy intervention in management of lumbar prolapsed intervertebral disc] the authors evaluated the efficacy of physical therapy interventions…
Lumbar intervertebral disc herniation

Does an Increase in Neural Adaptive Movement Decrease LBP Symptoms?

A controlled radiologic follow-up study [1. Normalization of Spinal Cord Displacement With the Straight Leg Raise and Resolution of Sciatica in Patients With Lumbar Intervertebral Disc Herniation] in the journal “Spine” decided to observe…
Does Biomechanics Research Hold the Answer to Effective Low Back Pain Treatment
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Does Biomechanics Research Hold the Answer to Effective Low Back Pain Treatment?

Studies have shown biomechanics playing a role in LBP or Low Back Pain development. It’s even considered to have links to the persistent and (or) recurrent nature of LBP. However, there’s still debate related to whether biomechanics (on…