Gut Disc Axis and Musculoskeletal Disease

Credit Hours: 2



In the last several years there has been a growing body of research that focuses on the communication of gut and many systems of the body. The gut along with the millions of viruses, bacteria and fungi communicate through various signaling mechanisms with the brain, liver, skin, lungs and immune systems. Now researchers have discovered that the gut communicates with the intervertebral disc. The understanding of how inflammation and the messengers of inflammation may lead to disc degeneration and lower back pain is just now unfolding. Developing tools to manage inflammation and restore disc tissue will improve the quality of life of millions of people suffering from lower back pain.

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