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

Does Spinal Posture Act as a Trigger for an Episodic Headache

A review 1, found in Current Pain and Headache Reports was conducted to see if there was indeed a valid link between spinal posture acting as a trigger for an episodic headache. While the review concluded more research is required, it did present some interesting results. The Global Issue of Headaches According to the WHO […]

Why is Subchondral Bone Density Higher in People with Low Back Pain?

Why is Subchondral Bone Density Higher in People with Low Back Pain

A very recent study from September 2019, 1 published in the journal Skeletal Radiology, brought forward an interesting conclusion related to Low Back Pain or LBP. The results showed that the subchondral bone density was higher in people with LBP. What was the Context? According to years of data, LBP happens to be the second […]

Stuart McGill Uses ddd Spinal Models to Demonstrate the Cumulative Nature of Delamination and Disc Bulges

Stuart McGill, ddd spinal models

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 mechanisms for lumbar disc injuries and treatments. When treating spinal injuries, McGill stresses the importance of recognizing that the cause of […]

Study Finds Mechanical Integrity of Endplate—Not Its Porosity—Predicts Disc Degeneration

Disc pressure, spine, patient education, models

A study 1examining cadaveric intervertebral discs (IVD) indicates disc degeneration is more closely related to reduced pressure associated with mechanical loading than levels of endplate porosity or thickness. Though endplate porosity increases as the IVD degenerates, the results of the study demonstrated that IVD degeneration is caused by reduced pressure in the nucleus—not the reduction […]