In-Depth Anatomy: Discogenic Pain - The Intervertebral Disc

Earn CME online with this streaming In-Depth Anatomy video, which provides nearly 90 minutes of lectures and cadaveric explorations of discogenic pain covering:

  • The pathophysiology of "disc degeneration" (and why that term is a misnomer),
  • Disc stimulation as a mechanism for the diagnosis of Internal Disc Disruption, and
  • A consideration of the end plate as a cause of anterior column axial pain.

This video is intended to be viewed in its entirety in the order it is presented by the speakers. However, it you must stop viewing at any point, the stream will resume at the point where you previously paused.

Also, when you purchase access to this stream, you will also receive a document that notes the timing of each section of the video.

Materials presented in this activity have been made available by the Spine Intervention Society for educational purposes only. We reserve all rights to such material.

Educational Objectives
Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Describe the molecular, microscopic, macroscopic, biomechanical and imaging findings of disc age-related changes.
    Understand the pathophysiology of internal disc disruption (IDD), and that it is a distinct disease process causing discogenic pain.
    Assess the role of pathological vertebral endplate changes in clinical pain syndromes.
    Describe the role of disc stimulation (i.e., provocation discography) as the reference standard for IDD, including the imaging findings that suggest a likely diagnosis of IDD. The learner should be able to discuss the roles and limitations of the various treatment options available for IDD.

Disclosure Information
None of the planners or speakers had relevant financial relationships with ACCME-defined ineligible companies.

Accreditation Statement
The Spine Intervention Society (SIS) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation Statement
SIS designates this live internet activity for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Commercial Support
No commercial support was received for this activity.

Date of Activity Release: 02/27/2021
Date of Activity Expiration: 02/26/2024

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