Mouse study: Gene therapy for treating back pain, repairing discs

A senior man holding his lower back in pain

According to a new study from Ohio State scientists, certain gene therapy might not only help manage debilitating back pain without opioids, but it could also repair damaged discs in the spine.

When is back pain a serious issue?

Ohio State researchers examined how mice with back injuries responded to treatment with a solution of naturally derived nanocarriers containing genetic material for a protein involved in tissue development.

Learn more about these findings at Ohio State News.

When you give to The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, you’re helping improve lives

We’re committed to making advancements in research, education and patient care that will have an impact throughout Ohio and the world.

Ways to Give


Related websites

Subscribe. The latest from Ohio State Health & Discovery delivered right to your inbox.


Get articles and stories about health, wellness, medicine, science and education delivered right to your inbox from the experts at Ohio State.

Required fields

Tell us more about yourself

By clicking "Subscribe" you agree to our Terms of Use.
Learn more about how we use your information by reading our Privacy Policy.