Surgery

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 ...

Surgery

Researchers seek to decode the mechanics of the lower vertebrae

Thanks to a collaboration with the Balgrist University Hospital and University of Pittsburgh, Empa is beginning to decode the mechanics of the lower vertebrae. Researchers would like be able to reveal how wear and tear comes ...

Health

Unusual pattern of spine injuries from jet crash

Many survivors of Saturday's jet crash in San Francisco have a surprising pattern of spine injuries that a doctor says shows how violently they were shaken despite wearing seat belts.

Medical research

Researchers make breakthrough in arthritis research

Researchers at Western University have made a breakthrough that could lead to a better understanding of a common form of arthritis that, until now, has eluded scientists.

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