disc biomechanics
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Effect of overload on changes in mechanical and structural properties of disc biomechanics

Goal of the Study? In this primary research study from the Biomechanics and Modeling in Mechanobiology Journal[1.Effect of overload on changes in mechanical and structural properties of the intervertebral disc] the authors analyzed structural…
Neurobiology
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The neurobiology of skeletal pain

Goal of the review? In this review [1. The neurobiology of skeletal pain], the authors focus on recent advances in understanding the nociceptive and neuropathic components of pain, as well as treatments for skeletal pain.    Why…
mechanotherapy
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Mechanotherapy: how physical therapists’ prescription of exercise promotes tissue repair

Goal of the Study? In this study [1. Mechanotherapy: how physical therapists’ prescription of exercise promotes tissue repair], the goal is to answer how physical exercise promotes tissue healing in bone, muscle, tendon, and cartilage.   Why…
intervertebral disc degeneration, 3d modeling
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Cyclic Mechanical Tension and Intervertebral Disc Degeneration

Mechanobiology Research Low back pain is a huge burden on our limited resources with limited knowledge of its pathophysiology. It is widely known that intervertebral disc degeneration (IDD) is intimately related, with the degree of degeneration…
Diurnal Disc Shape
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Diurnal Disc Shape and Height Changes – Basic Science and Natural Variations to Understand Back Pain

The spine undergoes natural shape and fluid changes over the course of 24 hours. Often, back pain symptoms vary as well over the day and night cycle.  But the small changes and the links to pain have not been researched thoroughly. Here,…
Dynamic, Disc , Modeling, Research
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Dynamic Loading of Intervertebral Disc Maintains Cells

Dynamic Loading of the Intervertebral Disc - Ex vivo culturing and what can we learn? For decades, the study of the intervertebral disc and the process that leads to degeneration has kept researchers very busy. This quest to fully understand…
regeneration - degenerated disc
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Life after death – regeneration of degenerated discs?

Will there be regeneration of degenerated discs? For decades a degenerated disc was thought to be a slow descent towards spinal dysfunction. However, when searching out terms like "degeneration" in PubMed, for example, the word "regeneration"…