Pathomechanisms of discogenic pain have been discussed in many pockets of research.

peeling away the layers

Accepted by The Spine Journal, researchers titled the manuscript Pathomechanisms of discogenic low back pain in humans and animal models1 and came up with some pretty interesting findings and conclusions. Their paper discusses how prevalent low back pain is in public. They then moved 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 nerve ingrowth into the intervertebral disc. Many people now believe that it is the subvertebral nerves that contribute the most to 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.

Dynamic Disc Designs

Dynamic Disc Designs produces models that demonstrate the sinuvertebral nerves and neoinnervation within radial fissures. Because of their dynamic disc properties, spine professionals can show the innervation of the disc while at the same time demonstrating hypermobility.