In 2001 for the first time Stirling and coworkers mentioned, that infection could be the possible cause and initiator of degenerative disk changes. Since that time this hypothesis has evocted a controversy amongth spine specialists.
In their report Dr. Elke Ruchalla and Dr. Maximilian Reinhold, M.D. summarize and comment on Prof. S. Rajasekaran paper "Is infection the possible initiator of disc disease? An insight from proteomic analysis" von Prof. S. Rajasekaran (Eur Spine J 2017: DOI 10.1007/s00586-017-4972-3). The commentary was published in Die Wirbelsäule 2017; 01: 164-167
A team of therapists and doctors has put together this brochure with many useful TIPPS and TRICKS on "how to treat your back" right. The brochure cannot replace an individual doctors visit, counceling or treatment.
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Interdisciplinary new national Guideline (published 05/2017) for people suffering from back pain without a specific cause.
Patient information brochure on sudden (actue) back pain - What can I do?
Patient information on chronic back pain - Proactive steps to relieve back pain that has been there for some time!