REM Sleep is Not Only Good for Your Spine but Also Good for Your Heart Health

Goal of the Study? In this research paper, published in Cardiovascular Medicine [1. Increased Rapid Eye Movement Sleep Is Associated With a Reduced Risk of Heart Failure in Middle-Aged and Older Adults], the authors looked to answer whether REM sleep is a factor in heart health in the older population. In other words, did [...]

Axially Loaded Magnetic Resonance Imaging Identification of the Factors Associated with Low Back-Related Leg Pain

Goal of the Study? In this primary research article [1. A novel rat tail disc degeneration model induced by static bending and compression] the authors aim to establish an animal model that can be extrapolated to the complex mechanical load of human intervertebral disc during bending and compression loading.  Their hypothesis was that a [...]

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