Disc height loss is a radiological finding that must be considered in the diagnosis of back pain.
Disc height loss is an important finding. Dynamic Disc Designs Corp. manufactures dynamic disc models to help demonstrate pain generators of disc height loss.
In a recent publication in Global Spine Journal the authors proposed a novel ratio to determine which discs are painful in MRI imaging.
In the manuscript titled, Novel Imaging of Intervertebral Disk and Pain, these researchers looked at two factors that they believed to be the most important in determining whether a disc is symptomatic or not. They proposed that it is the ratio of T1 rho and disc height that plays a promise in identifying painful discs and could possibly prevent the invasive discography procedure. ddd congratulates these authors.