Feb 13, 2017
Category: Updates
Posted by: John

You can now follow us on Twitter


Feb 10, 2017
Category: Updates
Posted by: John

We are pleased to announce the details of the 12th Henry V Crook lecture. It will be given by Professor Robert C Mulholland, the Spinal Surgeon Emeritus Nottingham University Hospital.

"Errors in Surgical Management of Back Pain in the Past"

It will be held at the SBPR meeting in Northampton (Park Inn by Radisson Hotel) on the 2nd -3rd November 2017.

We look forward to welcoming you all there.


Aug 28, 2012
Category: Updates
Posted by: webtechdesign
I became Vice President of DISCS because I know from personal experience how painful and debilitating back pain can be, as indeed do millions of others.

The Solution

The Solution


It is now widely accepted that many forms of back pain and sciatica are caused by disruption to the complex biochemistry and physiology of intervertebral discs. New advances in protein chemistry, histochemistry and magnetic resonance imaging are allowing us to study more effectively the causes of back pain.


DISCS aims to develop new diagnostic, preventative and curative techniques that are applicable to the treatment of spinal disorders. To do this DISCS will actively support teaching projects born from the findings of its research. It understands the important part that electronic media can play in increasing the appeal of a subject, the speed of its dissemination worldwide and its ability to deliver complex subjects in ways that are interesting and memorable.


Where DISCS' resources will not stretch to important research, the charity highlights and promotes opportunities for others to design and deliver projects which will result in significant leaps forward in understanding and treatment of spinal disorders.

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