Pathomechanisms discogenic pain have been discussed in many pockets of research.
Accepted by The Spine Journal this month, researchers titled the manuscript Pathomechanisms of discogenic low back pain in humans and animal models and came up with some pretty interesting findings and conclusions. Their paper discusses how prevalent low back pain is in the public. They then move onto topics that include the distribution of sensory nerves in the intervertebral discs, inflammation, and the aspects of hypermobility.
One of the important topics they discuss is the nerve ingrowth into the intervertebral disc. Many people now believe that it is the sinuvertebral nerves that contribute the most in the development of low back pain. The outer third of the annulus fibrosus is thought to house the nerves of the disc but when the discs get damaged, these nerves grow into the inner two thirds of the annulus–making them more pain sensitive.
These researchers concluded that the best way to prevent low back pain is to prevent sensitization of these sinuvertebral nerves as well as prevent IVD hypermobility.
ddd produces models that demonstrate the sinuvertebral nerves as well as neoinnervation within radial tears. Because of the their dynamic disc, spine professionals can show the innervation of the disc while at the same time demonstrate hypermobility.