Disc Tx & Rehab

A phased rehabilitation protocol for athletes with lumbar intervertebral disc herniation.


Age-related differences in the response of the L5-S1 intervertebral disc to spinal traction

Ulrike H. Mitchell, Paul F. Beattie, Jennifer Bowden, Robert Larson, Hanuan Wang. Musculoskeletal Science & Practice. June 9, 2017. DOI:10.1016/j.msksp.2017.06.004

An evidence-based clinical guideline for the diagnosis and treatment of lumbar disc herniation with radiculopathy.


Association between thigh muscle strength four years after partial meniscectomy and radiographic features of osteoarthritis 11 years later.

Ericsson YB, Roos EM, Owman H, Dahlberg LE. BMC Musculoskelet Disord. 2019 Nov 3;20(1):512. doi: 10.1186/s12891-019-2875-7.

Can specific loading through exercise impart healing or regeneration of the intervertebral disc?


Chiropractic and rehabilitative management of a patient with progressive lumbar disk injury, spondylolisthesis, and spondyloptosis.


Chronic spinal pain: a randomized clinical trial comparing medication, acupuncture, and spinal manipulation.


Comparison of Clinical Efficacy of Epidural Injection With or Without Steroid in Lumbosacral Disc Herniation: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis.

Lee JH, Kim DH, Kim DH, Shin KH, Park SJ, Lee GJ, Lee CH, Yang HS. Pain Physician. 2018 Sep;21(5):449-468.

Conservative management of lumbar disc herniation with associated radiculopathy: a systematic review


Educational needs in patients with spondyloarthritis in Sweden – a mixed-methods study

Emma Haglund, Ann Bremander, Stefan Bergman and Ingrid Larsson. BMC Musculoskeletal. 2 August 2017. DOI:10.1186/s12891-017-1689-8

Intradiscal Glucocorticoid Injection for Patients With Chronic Low Back Pain Associated With Active Discopathy: A Randomized Trial.

Nguyen C, Boutron I, Baron G, Sanchez K, Palazzo C, Benchimol R, Paris G, James-Belin É, Lefèvre-Colau MM, Beaudreuil J, Laredo JD, Béra-Louville A, Cotten A, Drapé JL, Feydy A, Ravaud P, Rannou F, Poiraudeau S. Ann Intern Med. 2017 Mar 21. doi: 10.7326/M16-1700.

Lumbar disc herniation and cauda equina syndrome following spinal manipulative therapy: a review of six court decisions in Canada.


Management of acute lumbar disk herniation initially presenting as mechanical low back pain.


Manipulation or microdiskectomy for sciatica? A prospective randomized clinical study.


MRI evaluation of the effects of extension exercises on the disc fluid content and location of the centroid of the fluid distribution.

Abdollah V, Parent EC, Battié MC. Musculoskelet Sci Pract. 2017 Nov 21;33:67-70. doi: 10.1016/j.msksp.2017.11.008.

Non-surgical treatments for patients with radicular pain from lumbosacral disc herniation.

Lee JH, Choi KH, Kang S, Kim DH, et al. Spine J. 2019 Jun 12. pii: S1529-9430(19)30798-3. doi: 10.1016/j.spinee.2019.06.004.

NTG-101: A Novel Molecular Therapy that Halts the Progression of Degenerative Disc Disease.

Matta A, Karim MZ, Gerami H, Jun P, Funabashi M, Kawchuk G, Goldstein A, Foltz W, Sussman M, Eek BC, Erwin WM. Sci Rep. 2018 Nov 14;8(1):16809. doi: 10.1038/s41598-018-35011-4.

Outcomes From Magnetic Resonance Imaging–Confirmed Symptomatic Cervical Disk Herniation Patients Treated With High-Velocity, Low-Amplitude Spinal Manipulative Therapy: A Prospective Cohort Study With 3-Month Follow-Up


Physical fitness as a predictor of herniated lumbar disc disease – a 33-year follow-up in the Copenhagen male study


Physiological effects of physical therapy interventions on lumbar intervertebral discs: A Systematic Review.

Mitchell UH, Helgeson K, Mintken P. Physiother Theory Pract. 2017 Jul 17:1-11. doi: 10.1080/09593985.2017.1345026.

Recurrence of Pain After Usual Nonoperative Care for Symptomatic Lumbar Disk Herniation: Analysis of Data From the Spine Patient Outcomes Research Trial.

Suri P, Pearson AM, Scherer EA, Zhao W, Lurie JD, Morgan TS, Weinstein JN. PM R. 2016 May

Running exercise strengthens the intervertebral disc.

Belavý DL, Quittner MJ, Ridgers N, Ling Y, Connell D, Rantalainen T. Sci Rep. 2017 Apr 19;7:45975. doi: 10.1038/srep45975.

Safety of spinal manipulation in the treatment of lumbar disk herniations: a systematic review and risk assessment.


Short-Term Effect of Spinal Manipulation on Pain Perception, Spinal Mobility, and Full Height Recovery in Male Subjects With Degenerative Disk Disease: A Randomized Controlled Trial


Spondylolysis in Young Athletes: An Overview Emphasizing Nonoperative Management.

Goetzinger S, Courtney S, Yee K, Welz M, Kalani M, Neal M. J Sports Med (Hindawi Publ Corp). 2020 Jan 21;2020:9235958. doi: 10.1155/2020/9235958.

The role of repeated end-range/pain response assessment in the management of symptomatic lumbar discs.


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