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Researchers explore spinal discs' early response to injury and ways to improve it

Published October 23, 2019
Category: Back Surgery
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Researchers may have found a way to press pause on spinal disc injuries, giving doctors more time to treat them before worse issues develop. The Penn Medicine-led team discovered that cells in the outer region of spinal discs become stressed and kick off a subpar healing process after injuries, which researchers then found can temporarily be blocked with drugs that calm the cells down.

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Last change: October 23, 2019

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