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Dynamic Degenerative Disc Model

Degenerated Disc Model - Dynamic Disc Designs

Coming this fall, a Dynamic Degenerative Disc Model with the ability to show innervation of the nucleus pulposus dynamically.

Dynamic Disc Designs strives to showcase important research in a dynamic platform so spine doctors can effectively educate their patients. This new design includes many new features including:

  1. dynamic two-part disc that is easier to squeeze
  2. neoinnervation into the dynamically mobile and fully visible nucleus pulposus
  3. facetogenic arthropathy narrowing the lateral recess
  4. dynamic disc bulge vs. herniation
  5. degenerative specimen chosen to copy
  6. much much more…

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With these features, spine professionals can quickly demonstrate pain generators and the solutions related to mechanical back pain. Help patients understand how to centralize the nucleus during movements in the teaching of lumbar lordosis with load, for example.

Centralization of pain is an important goal in the treatment/management of back and leg pain as well as neck and arm pain. Patients often think in terms of muscles but the core of the issue is often more central. With this new model, a greater understanding of how the nucleus moves can be a huge benefit as patients can work to minimize annular stress and disruption. If patients understand the mechanical forces responsible for their pain, they are better equipped to work as a team player in the management of back pain. Teaching containment of the nucleus will now be an asset with this new model design.

Degenerated Centralizer

This new Degenerative Centralizer Lumbar Model will change the way doctors and physiotherapists talk to their patients. We expect those that use this model for education will have better outcomes. Pre-orders being accepted now with discount offered to those early on the list.

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Understanding Core Exercises

Core Muscles of Spine

Understanding core exercises and why they can work for many mechanical low back pain suffers may not be such a mystery.

At Dynamic Disc Designs we believe that the answers may not be as complicated as thought. In a publication titled, ” A Meta-Analysis of Core Stability Exercise versus General Exercise for Chronic Low Back Pain  ” the authors looked at RCT studies and compared regular exercise to core stabilization exercises in short term and long term outcomes of low back pain. They found a significant difference with the core stabilization for the short term but not so much for the long term outcomes.

What defines a core exercise? What is the core? And what is actually occurring in the spine during the core exercises? These are questions that are just starting to be asked. Some believe that core exercises have no scientific backing. You can read more here.

At Dynamic Disc Designs we believe that the true core of the spine is the nucleus pulposus. Core stabilization exercises often are done recumbent, and often works to brace the lumbar spine to facilitate nuclear intradiscal centralization, decreasing sensory afferent stimulation to free nerve endings in the disc. This often stabilizes the facet joints which is also thought to be a pain generator as well.

Dynamic Disc Designs manufactures models to help in the discussion of pain generators and strategies to improve the understanding of positive (and negative) clinical outcomes.