Helping to Write a New Chapter for Degenerative Disc Disease

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To develop innovative new strategies to treat and prevent degenerative disc disease, the Spine Bioengineering Laboratory at Mount Sinai has become a highly collaborative and multidisciplinary site, drawing on physicians, biologists, bioengineers, neuroscientists, and other specialists.

The Spine Bioengineering Laboratory at Mount Sinai is taking a big-picture look at how the spinal organ system interacts with the central nervous system to understand how intervertebral disc pathologies can lead to a lifetime of pain and disability for many. This expansive view is in an effort to unravel one of the world’s leading clinical and socioeconomic health burdens—discogenic back pain. To develop innovative new strategies to treat and prevent degenerative disc disease, the Spine Lab has become a highly collaborative and multidisciplinary site, drawing on physicians, biologists, bioengineers, neuroscientists, and other specialists.

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