Many neck pain complaints are associated with degenerated discs in cervical spine. Disc degeneration (DD) consists of cascading stages of events with complex changes in disc tissue properties. This results in deterioration of the ability of the disc to perform its function normally. Several biomechanical and biochemical changes occur in the disc with degeneration. Increase in motion segment stiffness and peak stresses in the posterior annulus are some of the gross changes that occur in the disc with degeneration.

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