Medical research

Like patching a flat tire: New fix heals herniated discs

A new two-step technique to repair herniated discs uses hyaluronic acid gel to re-inflate the disc and collagen gel to seal the hole, essentially repairing ruptured discs like you'd repair a flat tire.


Best treatment for herniated disc

Sudden back pain is often caused by a herniated disc. The intervertebral discs are a kind of buffer between the vertebrae and are heavily strained over the years. If they become brittle and break, parts of the tissue can ...


Exercise good for the spine

A world-first study has shown that specific physical activity benefits the discs in our spines and may help to prevent and manage spinal pain.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

T1-Rho on MRI may detect early spinal degeneration

(HealthDay)—T1ρ values on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) may identify early degeneration in the intervertebral disc of asymptomatic young male weightlifters, according to a study published in the Oct. 15 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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