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Biosynthesis of Human Inner Annulus Fibrosus and Nucleus Pulposus Cells May Be Related to Compressive Stress, Study Finds

Researchers observed how different magnitudes of compressive stress affected human intervertebral disc cell biosynthesis. The findings of this study [1. An in vitro study of dynamic cyclic compressive stress on human inner annulus fibrosus and nucleus pulposus cells] indicate that biosynthetic characteristics of human inner annulus fibrosus and nucleus pulposus cells may depend on the [...]

Herniated Disc and MRI Mapping- Prevention Detection

Herniated disc is common. Researchers believe that degeneration plays an integral role with herniation and is thought to be considered the main cause of back pain. [1.Carragee EJ (2005) Clinical practice. Persistent low back pain. N Engl J Med 352(18):1891–1898 ] [2.Battie MC, Videman T (2006) Lumbar disc degeneration: epidemiology and genetics. J Bone Joint Surg [...]

Low Back Pain-Spinal Decompression Exercises While Sitting

In an important research article published in The Lancet [1. Global Burden of Disease Study 2013 Collaborators T Barber R Bell B Bertozzi-Villa A Biryukov S, Lancet (London, England) 2015 vol: 386 (9995) pp: 743-800] they revealed the number one disease affecting people world-wide is low back pain. See Figure 1 Figure 1. Top 25 causes of global YLDs in 1990 and [...]

Timing of Forces in Cartilage – What is optimal?

Cartilage - The Slowest Healer How and what kind of forces are optimal for cartilage regeneration? The science of how movement influences biology is called mechanobiology. This is an exciting field of research as it looks closely at how forces, and the timing application of them, can make cells come alive and wake up to [...]

Back Pain in Nanaimo – A look into an astronaut’s spine

Back pain occurs in 80% of us. And if you have ever experienced back pain, you know that it isn't very comfortable. What we now know is the common source of back pain lives deep within the structures of the spine - the intervertebral discs. One of the ways we understand the discs (and how [...]

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