Mechanical behaviours of intervertebral discs: clinical implications of loading, injury and treatment

@inproceedings{Dougill2016MechanicalBO,
  title={Mechanical behaviours of intervertebral discs: clinical implications of loading, injury and treatment},
  author={Gary Dougill},
  year={2016}
}
Back pain is a significant public health concern with an increasing socioeconomic cost due to lost working days and direct medical expenditure. The majority of these costs can be attributed to long term pain resulting from specific physiological conditions. Acute injury and chronic degeneration of the intervertebral disc have been linked with pain and can reduce mobility, negatively impacting quality of life. Treatments using mesenchymal stem cells have been proposed as a means of repairing… CONTINUE READING

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