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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-spino-pelvic-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 (MRS) in chronic low back pain (CLBP) and control groups and to identify correlations with spino-pelvic alignment. METHODS: Forty (16 males, 24 females; mean age, 62.9 ± 1.9 years) patients whose visual analog scale scores were >30 mm for CLBP were included. Further, 40 control participants matched with the CLBP group subjects by sample size, gender and age (17 males, 23 females; mean age, 65...
March 14, 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
#5
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
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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
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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: Musculoskelet Sci Pract
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28256338/the-relationship-between-rms-electromyography-and-thickness-change-in-the-skeletal-muscles
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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
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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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28244135/spinal-loading-patterns-from-biomechanical-modeling-explain-the-high-incidence-of-vertebral-fractures-in-the-thoracolumbar-region
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Alexander G Bruno, Katelyn Burkhart, Brett Allaire, Dennis E Anderson, Mary L Bouxsein
Vertebral fractures occur most frequently in the mid-thoracic and thoracolumbar regions of the spine, yet the reasons for this site-specific occurrence are not known. Our working hypothesis is that the locations of vertebral fracture may be explained by the pattern of spine loading, such that during daily activities the mid-thoracic and thoracolumbar regions experience preferentially higher mechanical loading compared to other spine regions. To test this hypothesis, we used a female musculoskeletal model of the full thoracolumbar spine and rib cage to estimate the variation in vertebral compressive loads and associated factor-of-risk (load-to-strength ratio) throughout the spine for 119 activities of daily living, while also parametrically varying spine curvature (high, average, low, and zero thoracic kyphosis models)...
February 27, 2017: Journal of Bone and Mineral Research: the Official Journal of the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28240653/paraspinal-muscle-passive-stiffness-remodels-in-direct-response-to-spine-stiffness-a-study-using-the-ent1-deficient-mouse
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Kelsey Y Gsell, Derek P Zwambag, Dale E Fournier, Cheryle A Séguin, Stephen H M Brown
STUDY DESIGN: Basic science study of the relationship between the structural properties of the spine and its surrounding musculature. OBJECTIVE: To determine if an increase in spine stiffness causes an inverse compensatory change in the passive stiffness of the adjacent paraspinal muscles. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Intervertebral disc degeneration causes an increase in multifidus passive stiffness; this was hypothesized to compensate for a decrease in spine stiffness associated with disc degeneration...
February 24, 2017: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207658/association-between-paraspinal-muscle-morphology-clinical-symptoms-and-functional-status-in-patients-with-degenerative-cervical-myelopathy
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Maryse Fortin, Octavian Dobrescu, Matthew Courtemanche, Carolyn J Sparrey, Carlo Santaguida, Michael G Fehlings, Michael H Weber
STUDY DESIGN: A cross-sectional study. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to assess fatty infiltration and asymmetry of the multifidus (MF), semispinalis cervicis (SCer), semispinalis capitis (SCap), and splenius capitis (SPL) muscles in patients with degenerative cervical myelopathy (DCM), and evaluate their correlations with clinical symptoms and functional scores. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Cervical muscle alterations have been reported in patients with chronic neck pain, but the assessment of cervical muscle morphology has been overlooked in patients with DCM...
February 15, 2017: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207618/magnetic-resonance-imaging-evaluation-of-the-effects-of-surgical-invasiveness-on-paravertebral-muscles-after-muscle-preserving-interlaminar-decompression-mild
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Hitoshi Tonomura, Yoichiro Hatta, Yasuo Mikami, Takumi Ikeda, Tomohisa Harada, Masateru Nagae, Hironori Koike, Hitoshi Hase, Toshikazu Kubo
STUDY DESIGN: This is a retrospective study. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to determine the extent of damage to the paravertebral muscles after muscle-preserving interlaminar decompression (MILD) using magnetic resonance imaging to evaluate changes in the multifidus muscle (MF). SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Short-term surgical outcomes of MILD for lumbar spinal canal stenosis (LSCS) are satisfactory; however, the extent of damage to the paravertebral muscles after MILD remains unclear...
March 2017: Clinical Spine Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28180981/does-pre-operative-magnetic-resonance-imaging-of-the-lumbar-multifidus-muscle-predict-clinical-outcomes-following-lumbar-spinal-decompression-for-symptomatic-spinal-stenosis
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Mario G T Zotti, F Vilas Boas, T Clifton, M Piche, W W Yoon, B J C Freeman
PURPOSE: To investigate whether pre-operative magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the lumbar multifidus muscle (LMM) would predict clinical outcomes following lumbar spinal decompression for symptomatic spinal stenosis. METHODS: A prospective cohort of patients with symptomatic neurogenic claudication, documented spinal stenosis on pre-operative MRI underwent spinal decompression. All subjects completed standardised outcome measures (Core Outcome Measures Index (COMI), Oswestry Disability Index (ODI v2...
February 8, 2017: European Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28174441/the-effects-of-visual-biofeedback-using-ultrasonograpy-on-deep-trunk-muscle-activation
#16
Hyun-Gyu Cha, Myoung-Kwon Kim, Young-Jun Shin
[Purpose] The objective of this study is to investigate the effect of visual biofeedback using ulatrasonography on the functional improvement of deep trunk muscle. [Subjects and Methods] This study selected ten healthy people without orthopedic history and information on the study. The average ages, heights, and weights were 22.70 ± 2.06 years old, 171.15 ± 9.18 cm, and 66.86 ± 8.88 kg in the experimental group, respectively. The abdominal drawing-in maneuver were executed for subjects through monitoring the status of muscle contraction using ultrasonic waves...
December 2016: Journal of Physical Therapy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28173931/the-immediate-effects-of-exercise-using-the-functional-re-adaptive-exercise-device-on-lumbopelvic-kinematics-in-people-with-and-without-low-back-pain
#17
A Winnard, D Debuse, M Wilkinson, R Tahmosybayat, N Caplan
BACKGROUND: Dysfunction of the lumbar multifidus (LM) and transversus abdominis (TrA) muscles is associated with low back pain (LBP). The Functional Re-adaptive Exercise Device (FRED) has shown potential as a non-specific LBP intervention by automatically recruiting LM and TrA. Loss or lordosis and altered lumbopelvic positioning has also been linked to LBP and is often trained within LM and TrA interventions. The effect that FRED exercise has on lumbopelvic positioning and lumbar lordosis is unknown...
January 2017: Musculoskelet Sci Pract
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28160750/repetitive-peripheral-magnetic-neurostimulation-of-multifidus-muscles-combined-with-motor-training-influences-spine-motor-control-and-chronic-low-back-pain
#18
Hugo Massé-Alarie, Louis-David Beaulieu, Richard Preuss, Cyril Schneider
OBJECTIVE: The study tested whether combining repetitive peripheral magnetic stimulation (RPMS) and motor training of the superficial multifidus muscle (MF) better improved the corticomotor control of spine than training alone in chronic low back pain (CLBP). METHODS: Twenty-one participants with CLBP were randomly allocated to [RPMS+training] and [Sham+training] groups for three sessions (S1-S3) over a week where MF was stimulated before training (volitional contraction)...
March 2017: Clinical Neurophysiology: Official Journal of the International Federation of Clinical Neurophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28158152/effects-of-dry-needling-on-spinal-mobility-and-trigger-points-in-patients-with-fibromyalgia-syndrome
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Adelaida Maria Castro-Sanchez, Hector Garcia-Lopez, Guillermo A Mataran-Penarrocha, Manuel Fernandez-Sanchez, Cayetano Fernandez-Sola, Jose Granero-Molina, Maria Encarnacion Aguilar-Ferrandiz
BACKGROUND: The etiology of fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS) is inconclusive, but central mechanisms are well accepted for this pain condition. Myofascial pain syndrome (MPS) is one of the most common musculoskeletal pain diseases and is characterized by myofascial trigger points (MTrPs). It has been suggest that MTrPs have an important factor in the genesis of FMS. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of the current randomized clinical trial was to compare the effectiveness of dry needling versus cross tape on spinal mobility and MTrPs in spinal muscles in patients with FMS...
February 2017: Pain Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28150321/reliability-and-precision-of-sonography-of-the-lumbar-multifidus-and-transversus-abdominis-during-dynamic-activities
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Karl C Gibbon, Dorothee Debuse, Angela Hibbs, Nick Caplan
OBJECTIVES: To determine the intrarater reliability and precision of lumbar multifidus and transversus abdominis thickness measurements using freehand sonography in a range of static and dynamic conditions. METHODS: Fifteen asymptomatic participants performed a range of exercises while sonography was used to measure absolute muscle thickness and changes in muscle thickness from rest. Exercise conditions included the abdominal drawing-in maneuver, active straight leg raise, contralateral arm lift, both unloaded and loaded, treadmill walking, and using the Functional Readaptive Exercise Device...
February 2, 2017: Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine: Official Journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
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