Report of the 1985 ISSLS Traveling Fellowship: Mechanisms of Spinal Pain: The Dorsal Root Ganglion and Its Role as a Mediator of Low-Back Pain

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The dorsal root ganglion as a mediator for low-back pain an animal model was investigated. Low-frequency vibration, a known mechanical cause of low-back pain, was investigated. Quantitative results suggest a significant reduction effect on substance P, one of several neurotransmitters located in the dorsal root ganglion. The functional results of these changes are currently under investigation.

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