At Dynamic Disc Designs, we believe research to be the foundation of our spine models so practitioners in musculoskeletal health feel confident in the use of an accurate model while they educate patients about their findings.  Historically, models have been inaccurate and most critically, static, making it very difficult for the doctor to be convincing to the patient in the accuracy of diagnosis.

Research is at the roots of any practice. It fuels practice guidelines and directs both the patient and practitioner down the best path of care. Our models help support that voyage. We have worked hard to bring the best to practitioners of musculoskeletal science by scouring databases of spine science, to arrive at the most accurate model for teaching possible.

With over 1000 papers read in full text, Dr. Jerome Fryer leads the way by making sure our models are keeping up to the standards of best evidence. Weekly literature searches on keywords that surround musculoskeletal health are at the core roots of Dynamic Disc Designs.

Contextual Factors in LBP
Modelling Disc Dynamics
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Models of Disc Degeneration

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…
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Words and Diagnostic Labels of LBP Prognosis

Goal of the Study? The goal of this study is to learn more about a patient's perception and expected outcome when a diagnosis is shared with them regarding their low back pain. In a recent paper published in the European Spine Journal[1.Public…
Cell Clustering
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Cell Clustering in Disc Degeneration – Reparative Potential Within

Goal of the Study? Learning how back pain develops and potentially advances in degenerative disc disease is critical. Back pain has profound socioeconomic costs worldwide. In this research paper[1.Cell clustering in intervertebral disc degeneration:…
communication
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Communication Language Important in the Trajectory of LBP Care

Goal of the Study? What effect will telling a low back pain patient that they have a disc bulge or degeneration have on them? This study was published in the European Journal of Pain [1.Effect of diagnostic labelling on management intentions…
lumbar instability
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Can MRI findings predict 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.Magnetic…
lumbar flexion kinesiophobia
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Lumbar Flexion and Kinesiophobia | Task-Specific Fear Research

Goal of the Study? This study aims to assess whether someone is generally fearful of painful movement or is it related to a specific task. It is common for those with chronic low back pain to experience an avoidance and fear of movement, likely…
non-specific low back pain
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Non-specific Low Back Pain Language Has Hampered Our Low Back Pain Research Push

Goal of the Study? Non-specific low back pain (NSLBP) has been misunderstood by many. In this opinion paper[1.Reconsidering non-specific low back pain: Where to from here?] published in The Spine Journal, the authors tackle an essential topic…