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,…
Does Spinal Posture Act as a Trigger for an Episodic Headache
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Does Spinal Posture Act as a Trigger for an Episodic Headache?

A review [1. Is There Support for the Paradigm ‘Spinal Posture as a Trigger for Episodic Headache’? A Comprehensive Review], found in Current Pain and Headache Reports was conducted to see if there was indeed a valid link between spinal…
Why is Subchondral Bone Density Higher in People with Low Back Pain
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Why is Subchondral Bone Density Higher in People with Low Back Pain?

A very recent study from September 2019, [1. Lumbar facet joint subchondral bone density in low back pain and asymptomatic subjects] published in the journal Skeletal Radiology, brought forward an interesting conclusion related to Low Back Pain…
Do Transient Effects of Sleep Impact Next-Day Pain and Fatigue Experienced by Older Adults with Symptomatic Osteoarthritis
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Do Transient Effects of Sleep Impact Next-Day Pain and Fatigue Experienced by Older Adults with Symptomatic Osteoarthritis?

Research has shown that poor quality of sleep is associated with higher rates of pain and fatigue in people dealing with OA (osteoarthritis). The current study [1. Transient effects of sleep on next-day pain and fatigue in older adults with…
Stuart McGill, ddd spinal models
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Stuart McGill Uses ddd Spinal Models to Demonstrate the Cumulative Nature of Delamination and Disc Bulges

In an online interview with Bill Morgan, President of Parker University, world-renowned spine researcher and scientist, Stuart McGill, uses dynamic disc models from Dynamic Disc Designs to explain lumbar disc herniations, extrusions, and the…
Disc pressure, spine, patient education, models
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Study Finds Mechanical Integrity of Endplate—Not Its Porosity—Predicts Disc Degeneration

A study [1. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25893360]examining cadaveric intervertebral discs (IVD) indicates disc degeneration is more closely related to reduced pressure associated with mechanical loading than levels of endplate porosity…