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Human Studies

2020 Mar 24

Eur Spine J

Exercise for the intervertebral disc: a 6-month randomised controlled trial in chronic low back pain.


Owen PJ, Miller CT, Rantalainen T, Simson KJ, Connell D, Hahne AJ, Trudel G, Ford JJ, Belavy DL
Eur Spine J. 2020 Mar 24.
PMID: 32211998.


Muscle, bone and tendon respond anabolically to mechanical forces. Whether the intervertebral disc (IVD) can benefit from exercise is unclear.