Characterization of the Spinal Disc-Vertebra Interface and its Relation to Injury and Back Pain

Doctoral thesis English OPEN
Berg-Johansen, Britta;
(2017)
  • Publisher: eScholarship, University of California
  • Subject: Biomechanics | Biomedical engineering | cartilage endplate avulsion | disc herniation | disc-vertebra interface | lumbar spine | structure-function analysis

Back pain is the most common musculoskeletal condition, affecting 80% of Americans during their lifetimes. Irregularities of the spinal disc-vertebra interface are associated with back pain and over 60% of disc herniation injuries. Despite the vulnerability of this inte... View more
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