Reduction in segmental flexibility because of disc degeneration is accompanied by higher changes in facet loads than changes in disc pressure: a poroelastic C5-C6 finite element investigation.

@article{Hussain2010ReductionIS,
  title={Reduction in segmental flexibility because of disc degeneration is accompanied by higher changes in facet loads than changes in disc pressure: a poroelastic C5-C6 finite element investigation.},
  author={Mozammil Hussain and Raghu N. Natarajan and Howard S. An and Gunnar B. J. Andersson},
  journal={The spine journal : official journal of the North American Spine Society},
  year={2010},
  volume={10 12},
  pages={1069-77}
}
BACKGROUND CONTEXT Nerve fiber growth inside the degenerative intervertebral discs and facets is thought to be a source of pain, although there may be several other pathological and clinical reasons for the neck pain. It, however, remains difficult to decipher how much disc and facet joints contribute to overall degenerative segmental responses. Although the biomechanical effects of disc degeneration (DD) on segmental flexibility and posterior facets have been reported in the lumbar spine, a… CONTINUE READING