Mechanisms of Intervertebral Disk Degeneration/Injury and Pain: A Review

  title={Mechanisms of Intervertebral Disk Degeneration/Injury and Pain: A Review},
  author={Keita Ito and Laura B. Creemers},
  booktitle={Global spine journal},
Degeneration of the intervertebral disk and its treatments are currently intensely investigated topics. Back pain is a condition whose chronic and debilitating nature combined with its prevalence make it a major health issue of substantial socioeconomic importance. Although researchers, and even sometimes clinicians, focus on the degenerated disk as the problem, to most patients, pain is the factor that limits their function and impacts their well-being. The purpose of this review is to… CONTINUE READING
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