Medical research

Drug cocktail reduces aging-associated disc degeneration

Chronic back pain affects upwards of 15 million adults in the US, racking up billions in healthcare costs and lost work days. Degeneration of the discs that cushion and support vertebrae, a common occurrence of aging, is ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Genetic studies and MRI scans shed light on low back pain

By delving into the mysteries of low back pain, scientists have identified three genes linked to chronic back pain and proposed the order in which pathological changes to the spine lead to low back pain.

Medical research

Diet and back pain: What's the link?

Can a diet high in processed fat and sugar and Type 2 diabetes cause degeneration of intervertebral discs in the spine? If so, what is happening, and can it be prevented? As part of an ongoing collaboration between Rensselaer ...

Arthritis & Rheumatism

Disc degeneration tied to severe abdominal aortic calcification

(HealthDay)—Greater abdominal aortic calcification (AAC) severity, faster AAC progression, and higher mortality are seen for older men with severe disc degeneration, according to a study published in the May issue of Arthritis ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Kineflex-L, CHARITE artificial discs yield similar outcomes

(HealthDay)—The Kineflex-L Disc and the CHARITE artificial disc produce similar outcomes in patients undergoing lumbar total disc replacement (TDR), according to a study published in the May 20 issue of Spine.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

New tools for back pain prevention

European researchers and clinicians are working hand in hand to unveil the mechanisms leading to back pain, likely the most widespread chronic pathology among humans. Until recently, it was assumed that disc degeneration ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Physical work not the main cause of intervertebral disc degeneration

Even if you do not suffer from pain in the intervertebral discs in your lower back, it is a sure bet that you know someone who does. Yet, surprisingly little is known about what causes this disc degeneration. And there is ...

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