Predicting spinal disc degeneration

Thursday, August 4, 2011 - 20:30 in Health & Medicine

About 80 percent of the active population suffers from low back pain at some point in their lives. Researchers now show that overloading on already degenerated discs is less damaging than on discs which are still healthy -- and that changes in cell density in discs are fundamental to the process of disc degeneration.

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