After imaging, rats were sacrificed and intervertebral discs
(L1-L6) were isolated.
Heights of the lumbar intervertebral discs
related to age in Turkish individuals.
Distraction of the intervertebral disc
increases intervertebral disc
height, increases perfusion of nutrients, regenerates the extracellular matrix and reverses degeneration.
The largest avascular structure in the human body, intervertebral disc
, is particularly prone to fatigue, with a very limited capacity for repair or remodeling (Adams et al.
If the fibrocartilage tissue in the spine degenerates over time, an intervertebral disc
can "slip," painfully pinching the medulla or nerves.
The paper "Pulsed electromagnetic field treatment reduces expression of genes associated with disc degeneration in human intervertebral disc
cells" was authored by Stephanie L.
Kim, "Senescence mechanisms of nucleus pulposus chondrocytes in human intervertebral discs
," Spine Journal, vol.
Caption: FIGURE 3: Computed tomography (CT) showed a huge ossification on the dorsal of annulus fibrosus of intervertebral disc
at L4/5 at the age of 23 years.
, sensory nerves and neurotrophins: who is who in discogenic pain?
A recent report showed that injection of mesenchymal stem cells (MSC) into bovine intervertebral discs
can increase the expression of extracellular type II collagen and maximize extracellular matrix production (7).
Retropulsion of intervertebral discs
associated with traumatic hyperextension of the cervical spine and absence of vertebral fracture: an uncommon mechanism of spinal cord injury.
This dual purpose is achieved by the segmented structure of the spine, vertebral bodies and their intervertebral discs
18 This is because of more wear and tear and degeneration in the intervertebral discs
The system is designed to adapt to the various stages of disc degeneration from early degeneration of intervertebral discs
to total disc degeneration requiring fusion procedures.
Washington, September 25 ( ANI ): A gene linked to age-related degeneration of the intervertebral discs
in the spine, a common cause of lower back pain, has been identified for the first time by researchers at King's College London.