Chronic Stress-and-Pain-Induced Cortisol May Contribute to IVD Degeneration and Inhibit IVD Healing, Study Finds

cortisol and stress and impact on back pain

A July 2019 study 1 examining the pathological effects of cortisol on the intervertebral disc (IVD) cells and human mesenchymal stem cells (hMSCs) of lower back pain (LBP) patients found evidence that stress-and-pain-induced cortisol—especially when chronic—may contribute to IVD degeneration and inhibit the regenerative process of IVD cells. What’s at Stake? Chronic LBP is experienced […]