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Creep and Disc Bulging

Patient education models

Discs are often at the core of spinal problems. Halloween is approaching and there isn’t a better time to highlight the importance of creep and disc bulging.

Many clinical symptoms related to spine present themselves in a time dependent fashion with patients often complaining of pain after a period of time standing or sitting. And very often when asked, they can tell physicians how much time needs to elapse before the symptoms of pain present. In a recent article by Pei et al, they defined bulging to occur at a maximum radial rate of 2.78%±1.09. They concluded that disc creep is a very important biomechanical repsonse and can effect spinal function.

Dynamic Disc Designs continues to provide spine professionals with dynamic models to help explain and understand pain generators. Perhaps “where” it hurts, may not be that complicated.

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