Link Between Annular Fissures and In-growth of Blood Vessels and Nerves

Link Between Annular Fissures and In-growth of Blood Vessels and Nerves

A recent study found that fissures in the annulus fibrosis can create a biomechanical and chemical environment that is conducive to the ingrowth and formation of blood vessels and nerves, which may contribute to back pain in patients with disc degeneration—particularly of the lumbar segments. An examination and analysis of cadaveric discs used safranin staining […]

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