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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427393/correlation-between-intervertebral-disc-degeneration-paraspinal-muscle-atrophy-and-lumbar-facet-joints-degeneration-in-patients-with-lumbar-disc-herniation
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Dong Sun, Peng Liu, Jie Cheng, Zikun Ma, Jingpei Liu, Tingzheng Qin
BACKGROUND: To assess the correlation between lumbar disc degeneration (LDD), multifidus muscle atrophy (LMA), and facet joints degeneration in patients with L4-L5 lumbar disc herniation (LDH). METHODS: Sixty patients with L4-L5 LDH diagnosed by a 1.5 T MRI scanner were enrolled in the study group and another 60 patients with non-specific back pain were enrolled in the control group. LDD, LMA, and facet joints degeneration were examined and analyzed independently by two independent orthopedic surgeons using T2-weighted images...
April 20, 2017: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420353/the-influence-of-fatigue-and-chronic-low-back-pain-on-muscle-recruitment-patterns-following-an-unexpected-external-perturbation
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Júlia Jubany, Lieven Danneels, Rosa Angulo-Barroso
BACKGROUND: Chronic low back pain (CLBP) has been associated with altered trunk muscle responses as well as increased muscle fatigability. CLBP patients and fatigued healthy subjects could experience similar neuromuscular strategies to attempt to protect the spine. The current study examined muscle activation differences between healthy and CLBP subjects following a perturbation. In addition, the possible role of muscle fatigue was evaluated by investigating the healthy control subjects in a non-fatigued and a fatigued condition...
April 19, 2017: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413118/cadaveric-and-ultrasonographic-validation-of-needling-placement-in-the-cervical-multifidus-muscle
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César Fernández-de-Las-Peñas, Juan A Mesa-Jiménez, Jose A Paredes-Mancilla, Shane L Koppenhaver, Samuel Fernández-Carnero
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to determine if a needle is able to reach the cervical multifidus during the application of dry needling or acupuncture. METHODS: Dry needling and ultrasound imaging of cervical multifidi was conducted on 5 patients (age: 32 ± 5 years) with mechanical neck pain and on 2 fresh cadavers (age: 64 ± 1 years). Dry needling was done using a needle of 40 mm in length inserted perpendicular to the skin about 1 cm lateral to the spinous process at C3-C4...
April 13, 2017: Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413116/trunk-muscle-emg-during-intermediate-pilates-mat-exercises-in-beginner-healthy-and-chronic-low-back-pain-individuals
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Ivye L R Pereira, Bergson Queiroz, Jefferson Loss, César Amorim, Isabel C N Sacco
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to compare the electromyographic pattern of core muscles during intermediate Pilates mat exercises between healthy people and those with low back pain. METHODS: We evaluated healthy participants (n = 19; mean ± standard deviation [SD]: age 28 ± 8 years, body mass 65 ± 10 kg, height 160.0 ± 9.1 cm) and a low back pain group (n = 13; mean ± SD: age 30 ± 9 years, body mass 67 ± 12 kg, height 170.0 ± 6.6 cm). Electromyographic analysis assessed the multifidus, external oblique, internal oblique, and rectus abdominis muscles during classical Pilates exercises (single leg stretch, criss-cross, and dead bug)...
April 13, 2017: Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28409152/the-association-between-imaging-parameters-of-the-paraspinal-muscles-spinal-degeneration-and-low-back-pain
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Leonid Kalichman, Eli Carmeli, Ella Been
This narrative review investigated imaging parameters of the paraspinal muscles and their association with spinal degenerative features and low back pain (LBP) found in the literature. Three principal signs of muscle degeneration were detected on imaging: decreased muscle size, decreased radiographic density, and increased fat deposits. Men have a higher density of paraspinal muscles than women, younger individuals have a higher density than older ones, and lean individuals have a higher density than those with an increased body mass index...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28376754/fat-in-the-lumbar-multifidus-muscles-predictive-value-and-change-following-disc-prosthesis-surgery-and-multidisciplinary-rehabilitation-in-patients-with-chronic-low-back-pain-and-degenerative-disc-2-year-follow-up-of-a-randomized-trial
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Kjersti Storheim, Linda Berg, Christian Hellum, Øivind Gjertsen, Gesche Neckelmann, Ansgar Espeland, Anne Keller
BACKGROUND: Evidence is lacking on whether fat infiltration in the multifidus muscles affects outcomes after total disc replacement (TDR) surgery and if it develops after surgery. The aims of this study were 1) to investigate whether pre-treatment multifidus muscle fat infiltration predicts outcome 2 years after treatment with TDR surgery or multidisciplinary rehabilitation, and 2) to compare changes in multifidus muscle fat infiltration from pre-treatment to 2-year follow-up between the two treatment groups...
April 4, 2017: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28372312/the-recovery-of-damaged-paraspinal-muscles-by-posterior-surgical-treatment-for-patients-with-lumbar-degenerative-diseases-and-its-clinical-consequence
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Jae-Ryong Cha, Yong-Chan Kim, Wan-Keun Yoon, Won-Gyu Lee, Tae-Hwan Kim, Jae-Keun Oh, Seok-Woo Kim, Suk Hoon Ohn, Ji Hao Cui
BACKGROUND: Posterior lumbar surgery can lead to damage on paraspinal muscles. OBJECTIVE: Our study aimed to examine the recovery in the denervated paraspinal muscles by posterior lumbar surgery and to determine that of improvement in the lower back pain (LBP). METHODS: Depending on surgical treatments, the patients were divided into two groups: The group I (interspinous implantation with decompression) and II (posterior lumbar interbody fusion with decompression)...
March 24, 2017: Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28361652/electrical-activity-of-powerhouse-muscles-during-the-teaser-exercise-of-pilates-using-different-types-of-apparatus
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Débora da Rocha Werba, Débora Cantergi, Leandro Tolfo Franzoni, Alex de Oliveira Fagundes, Jefferson Fagundes Loss, Aline Nogueira Haas
We compared the electrical activity of certain powerhouse muscles-External Oblique, Multifidus, Adductor Longus, and Gluteus Medius-during the teaser exercise of the Pilates Method, performed on various types of apparatus-the Mat, Reformer, and Wall Unit. Fifteen female practitioners of the Classic Pilates Method (32.6 ± 7.7 years old; 21.9 ± 1.9 body mass index) performed the teaser in each situation while electromyographic (EMG) and kinematic data were collected. Root mean square values of the flexion phase were compared...
April 2017: Perceptual and Motor Skills
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28356650/the-effects-of-pelvic-diagonal-movements-and-resistance-on-the-lumbar-multifidus
#9
Ji-Yeon Lee, Dong-Yeop Lee, Ji-Heon Hong, Jae-Ho Yu, Jin Seop Kim
[Purpose] The purpose of this study was to compare the effects of pelvic diagonal movements, made with and without resistance, on the thickness of lumbar multifidus muscles. [Subjects and Methods] Participants in this study were healthy subjects who had no musculoskeletal disorders or lumbar-related pain. Participants were positioned on their side and instructed to lie with their hip flexor at 40 degrees. Ultrasonography was used for measurement, and the values of two calculations were averaged. [Results] The thickness of ipsilateral lumbar multifidus muscles showed a significant difference following the exercise of pelvic diagonal movements...
March 2017: Journal of Physical Therapy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28344736/recovery-of-hip-and-back-muscle-fatigue-following-a-back-extension-endurance-test
#10
Sharon Wang-Price, Mohammad Almadan, Carissa Stoddard, Dustin Moore
Literature has not shown the minimum time required to recover from muscle fatigue after a prolonged trunk isometric contraction. The purpose of this study was to determine if the lumbar multifidus (LM) and gluteus maximus (GM) muscles would recover from fatigue after three different rest periods following performance of a back extension endurance test. Endurance time and electromyographic (EMG) activity of bilateral LM and GM muscles were collected from 12 healthy adults during a modified Biering-Sørensen test...
2017: International Journal of Exercise Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323694/assessment-of-paraspinal-muscle-cross-sectional-area-after-lumbar-decompression-minimally-invasive-versus-open-approaches
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Lacey E Bresnahan, Justin S Smith, Alfred T Ogden, Steven Quinn, George R Cybulski, Narina Simonian, Raghu N Natarajan, Richard D Fessler, Richard G Fessler
STUDY DESIGN: A retrospective, blinded analysis of imaging studies. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: To evaluate changes in paraspinal muscle cross-sectional area (CSA) after surgical treatment for lumbar stenosis and to compare these changes between minimally invasive and standard open approaches. The open approach to lumbar stenosis is effective, but it involves retraction and resection of muscle from the spinous process, which can result in ischemia and denervation of paraspinal musculature and may lead to muscle atrophy and pain...
April 2017: Clinical Spine Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320889/trunk-muscle-activation-during-movement-with-a-new-exercise-device-for-lumbo-pelvic-reconditioning
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Tobias Weber, Dorothée Debuse, Sauro E Salomoni, Edith L Elgueta Cancino, Enrico De Martino, Nick Caplan, Volker Damann, Jonathan Scott, Paul W Hodges
Gravitational unloading leads to adaptations of the human body, including the spine and its adjacent structures, making it more vulnerable to injury and pain. The Functional Re-adaptive Exercise Device (FRED) has been developed to activate the deep spinal muscles, lumbar multifidus (LM) and transversus abdominis (TrA), that provide inter-segmental control and spinal protection. The FRED provides an unstable base of support and combines weight bearing in up-right posture with side alternating, elliptical leg movements, without any resistance to movement...
March 2017: Physiological Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28291378/magnetic-resonance-spectroscopic-analysis-of-multifidus-muscles-lipid-content-and-association-with-spinopelvic-malalignment-in-chronic-low-back-pain
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Izaya Ogon, Tsuneo Takebayashi, Hiroyuki Takashima, Tomonori Morita, Mitsunori Yoshimoto, Yoshinori Terashima, Toshihiko Yamashita
OBJECTIVE: To analyze intramyocellular lipids (IMCLs) and extramyocellular lipids (EMCLs) of the multifidus muscle (Mm) using MR spectroscopy in chronic low back pain (CLBP) and control groups and to identify correlations with spinopelvic alignment. METHODS: 40 patients (16 males, 24 females; mean age, 62.9 ± 1.9 years) whose visual analogue scale scores were >30 mm for CLBP were included. Furthermore, 40 control participants matched with the CLBP group subjects by sample size, gender and age (17 males, 23 females; mean age, 65...
May 2017: British Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28271614/predicting-football-injuries-using-size-and-ratio-of-the-multifidus-and-quadratus-lumborum-muscles
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J A Hides, W R Stanton
Deficits in muscles of the lumbo-pelvic region, such as a relatively small multifidus muscle, have been used to predict lower limb injuries in professional football players. Results have been less consistent for the size of the quadratus lumborum (QL) muscle. Changes in size of the multifidus and QL muscles could be functionally related to each other, and modeling this relationship could improve prediction of lower limb injuries. Ultrasound imaging examinations were performed on male elite football players at the start of the Australian Football League (AFL) pre-season and playing season...
April 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Medicine & Science in Sports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28271516/can-diffusion-tensor-imaging-and-tractography-represent-cross-sectional-area-of-lumbar-multifidus-in-patients-with-lumbar-spine-disease
#15
Jeehae Oh, Joon-Yong Jung, Young Jin Ko
INTRODUCTION: Cross-sectional area (CSA) is a useful measurement to evaluate the lumbar multifidus, but it cannot reflect morphological characteristics of the entire muscle. Recently, diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) and tractography (DTT) have been used to assess 3-dimensional muscle structures both qualitatively and quantitatively. This study investigated the correlation between CSA and multifidus volume and the clinical utility of DTI and DTT. METHODS: Twenty-eight lumbar multifidi from 14 subjects with lumbar spine disease were analyzed...
March 8, 2017: Muscle & Nerve
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28265150/applicability-of-ultrasonography-for-evaluating-trunk-muscle-size-a-pilot-study
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Michio Wachi, Tadashi Suga, Takatoshi Higuchi, Jun Misaki, Ryo Tsuchikane, Daichi Tanaka, Yuto Miyake, Tadao Isaka
[Purpose] Ultrasonography (US) is widely applied to measure the muscle size in the limbs, as it has relatively high portability and is associated with low costs compared with large clinical devices such as magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). However, the applicability of US for evaluating trunk muscle size is poorly understood. This study aimed to examine whether US-measured muscle thickness (MT) in the trunk abdominal and back muscles correlated with MT and muscle cross-sectional area (MCSA) measured by MRI...
February 2017: Journal of Physical Therapy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28265138/the-effects-of-pilates-breathing-trainings-on-trunk-muscle-activation-in-healthy-female-subjects-a-prospective-study
#17
Sung-Tae Kim, Joon-Hee Lee
[Purpose] To investigate the effects of Pilates breathing on trunk muscle activation. [Subjects and Methods] Twenty-eight healthy female adults were selected for this study. Participants' trunk muscle activations were measured while they performed curl-ups, chest-head lifts, and lifting tasks. Pilates breathing trainings were performed for 60 minutes per each session, 3 times per week for 2 weeks. Post-training muscle activations were measured by the same methods used for the pre-training muscle activations...
February 2017: Journal of Physical Therapy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28259769/structural-changes-of-the-cervical-muscles-in-elder-women-with-cervicogenic-headache
#18
Sureeporn Uthaikhup, Jenjira Assapun, Suchart Kothan, Kanokwan Watcharasaksilp, James M Elliott
BACKGROUND: Evidence suggests that cervicogenic headache is associated with increasing age. Cervical musculoskeletal impairments are common features in individuals with cervicogenic headache. There is some suggestion that the structure (size and fatty infiltration) of neck muscle may factor in or contribute to these impairments. OBJECTIVE: To investigate relative cross sectional areas (rCSAs) and fatty infiltrate in the cervical muscles in elders with cervicogenic headache compared to controls...
February 22, 2017: Musculoskeletal Science & Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28256338/the-relationship-between-rms-electromyography-and-thickness-change-in-the-skeletal-muscles
#19
Sharareh Kian-Bostanabad, Mahmood-Reza Azghani
The knowledge of muscle function may affect prescribing medications and physical treatments. Recently, ultrasound and electromyography (EMG) have been used to assess the skeletal muscles activity. The relationship between these methods has been reported in numerous articles qualitatively. In this paper, the relationship between EMG root-mean-square (RMS) and ultrasound data of muscle thickness has been investigated using Response Surface Methodology in the muscles separately and together and predictive models reported...
February 27, 2017: Medical Engineering & Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28247080/comparison-of-pedicle-fixation-by-the-wiltse-approach-and-the-conventional-posterior-open-approach-for-thoracolumbar-fractures-using-mri-histological-and-electrophysiological-analyses-of-the-multifidus-muscle
#20
Liu Junhui, Pang Zhengbao, Xu Wenbin, Hao Lu, Li Shengyun, Fan Shunwu, Zhao Fengdong
PURPOSE: To use imaging, histology and electrophysiological assessment to compare the Wiltse approach to pedicle fixation with the conventional posterior open approach for thoracolumbar fractures. METHODS: We analyzed clinical and histopathological information of consecutive patients with thoracolumbar fractures who underwent short-segment pedicle fixation using either the Wiltse approach or the posterior open approach. Seventy-five patients were enrolled between June 2010 and August 2014 (Wiltse group 35 cases; posterior open group 40 cases)...
February 28, 2017: European Spine Journal
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