Explico’s engineers have performed and published several studies related to intervertebral disc herniations. These studies have involved physical (in vitro) and virtual  (in silica) investigations.  Results from these studies have been presented through The American Society of Biomechanics, The American Society of Mechanical Engineers, and have been submitted to The Orthopaedic Research Society 

Rundell SA, Weaver BT. Forward Bending with Increased Erector Spinae Force Helps Reduce Disk Herniation Risk. American Society of Biomechanics Annual Meeting, Podium Presentation, 2012
Rundell SA, Isaza J, Day JS, Guillory S, Newberry WN, Kurtz SM. The importance of posterior muscle strength and facet contact in preventing lumbar disc herniation during forward bending. Proceedings, ASME 2010 Summer Bioengineering Conference (SBC2010), Naples FL, June 16–19, 2010.