The Role of Disc Nutrition in the Etiology and Clinical Treatment of Disc Degeneration
Sarah E Gullbrand
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January 2020 -
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Low back pain, most commonly caused by degeneration of the intervertebral disc, places a significant social and economic burden on the general public, active duty military and veterans alike. The intervertebral discs of the spine are the largest avascular structures in the body, and the cells within the disc therefore rely on the transport of nutrients and waste products across the vertebral endplate to maintain disc homeostasis. A compromise in transport across the vertebral endplate interface...