Disc Death Linked To Increased Load, Not AGE

Published November 17, 2019

So you diagnosed a "disc pathology," how does YOUR care help? I hate hearing that disc degeneration is "normal for age." If this were true, all the discs would degenerate at the same rate because they are all the same age.

Here is a study where discs were loaded to determine if it would increase cell death, thus causing degeneration. Compression was then applied. From a clinical perspective, imagine your patient has a kyphotic neck. How many studies have I posted on Professionally Integrated showing how a kyphotic neck increases compressive loads? A lot. If the discs are under a . . .

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