Does Running Impact the Intervertebral Disc?

Running and IVD

The aim of our Movement blog’s research showcase is to inform professionals about significant findings related to neck and lower back pain. Physiotherapists, osteopaths, chiropractors, and spine surgeons all deal with problems that are associated with specific activities, such as running. These medical professionals can assist the patient in understanding their symptoms in an informed […]

The LBP Forecast After Lumbar Disc Herniation (LDH)

Lumbar Disc Herniation LDH

What does the LBP future look like after a lumbar disc herniation (LDH)? the spinal forecast Lumbar disc herniation(LDH) is an event, which could be progressive or instantaneous, whereby the nucleus pulposus of an intervertebral disc slips out of place. Normally, a healthy disc borders the nucleus with a fence-like structure called the annulus fibrosis. […]

Models of Disc Degeneration

Modelling Disc Dynamics

What is the goal of the Study? This Study aims to learn more about in-vitro models of disc degeneration. In this review paper, the authors sought a clinical perspective on the current state of in-vitro modelling related to the disruption, overloading and biochemical changes within the intervertebral disc.1 Why are they doing this Study? Learning […]

Can MRI findings predict lumbar instability?

lumbar instability

Goal of the Study? Vertebral slippage (spondylolisthesis) can occur in the ageing spine. In listhesis, one vertebra is either forward or backwards relative to its adjacent vertebral partner in the vertebral column. In this research study 1, the authors looked at dynamic anterior (forward) slippage of the top vertebra relative to the lower because there […]

Natural Disc Height Narrowing Does Not Help with Cervical Spondylolisthesis

Disc Height Narrowing

Goal of the Study? Disc height narrowing is thought to incur stabilization over time as discs dry out and age. However, in this study1, the researchers were curious to investigate the cervical spine as most previous knowledge of degenerative spondylolisthesis has been performed in the lumbar spine. The cervical spine is structurally different compared to […]

Disk Degeneration Higher than Reported in the Youth at this Hospital

disk degeneration

Goal of the Study? The goal of this study1 was to have a closer look at the younger population’s lower back MRI findings. Most epidemiological investigations on youth and back pain MRIs have looked at developed countries. In this study, the researchers looked at an underdeveloped country, Uganda, along with the youth’s clinical features of […]

Tensile forces create spinal spurs | Biomechanical Evaluation of Spondylophyte Development

Spondylophyte osteophyte

Goal of the Study? Bone spurs that project off vertebral bodies (spondylophytes) are common. However, the causes of their development are somewhat curious. Are these vertebral spurs due to tensile (stretching/lengthening) forces, or are they due to compressive forces? In this study1 these researchers sought to find some answers. Why are they doing this study? […]

Low Rate Loading Regenerated Degenerated Discs


Goal of the Study? The regenerative potential of a degenerated disc has been questioned over the years. In this ISSLS prize-winning study1, these researchers looked at a particular low load rate, a special rate they have been investigating for years. Discs have a propensity to degenerate, likely due to their avascularity and nutrient supply routes, but […]