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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29688818/serious-gaming-to-support-exercise-therapy-for-patients-with-chronic-nonspecific-low-back-pain-a-feasibility-study
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Thomas Matheve, Guido Claes, Enzo Olivieri, Annick Timmermans
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the feasibility of a functional exercise program supported by serious gaming for patients with chronic nonspecific low back pain (LBP). METHODS: Ten patients with chronic nonspecific LBP and an underlying motor control impairment were recruited. Subjects performed a partially supervised exercise program (36 sessions, 18 weeks) that included 30 minutes of general conditioning and 90 minutes of individually tailored functional motor control exercises (MCEs)...
April 24, 2018: Games for Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29685875/identifying-subgroups-of-patients-with-chronic-nonspecific-low-back-pain-based-on-a-multifactorial-approach-protocol-for-a-prospective-study
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Kevin Rose-Dulcina, Nicolas Vuillerme, Anne Tabard-Fougère, Romain Dayer, Dennis E Dominguez, Stephane Armand, Stéphane Genevay
BACKGROUND: Low back pain, especially nonspecific chronic low back pain (LBP), the leading cause of disability worldwide, represents both social and economic problems. Different therapeutic management techniques can be used, but their effects vary. Clinicians and researchers attribute the variation in the efficacy of therapeutic and management techniques to the heterogeneity of the nonspecific chronic low back pain population, and they agree that nonspecific chronic LBP must be subgrouped...
April 23, 2018: JMIR Research Protocols
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29660896/a-physiological-exploration-on-operational-stance-and-occupational-musculoskeletal-problem-manifestations-amongst-construction-labourers-of-west-bengal-india
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Arijit Chatterjee, Subhashis Sahu
BACKGROUND: A huge number of labourers engaged in construction industry in India both in organized and unorganized sectors. The construction labourers most often work for an extended period of time and they are compelled to uphold altered static and dynamic operational stance in awkward positions during the complete period of work which raises the demand on the musculoskeletal system and may lead to work related musculoskeletal disorders (WRMSDs). OBJECTIVE: This study is intended to explore the operational stance and occupation related musculoskeletal manifestations amongst the construction labourers...
March 29, 2018: Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29652238/challenge-of-handling-a-charcot-spinal-arthropathy-with-a-novel-hybrid-fibular-autograft-and-expandable-cage
#4
Nissim Ohana, Daniel Benharroch, Dimitri Sheinis
A 26-year-old man, who was paraplegic for 6 years due to a motor vehicle accident, presented to the authors' clinic following his incapacity to withstand a sitting posture, the frequent sensation of "clicks" in his back, and a complaint of back pain while in his wheelchair. On imaging, his dorsal spine showed a complete arthrodesis of the primarily fused vertebrae. However, distal to this segment, a Charcot spinal arthropathy with subluxation of T12-L1 was evident. Repair of this complex, uncommon, late complication of his paraplegia by the frequently used fusion techniques was shown to be inappropriate...
April 13, 2018: Journal of Neurosurgery. Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29628812/exercise-therapy-for-a-patient-with-parkinson-disease-and-back-pain-a-case-report
#5
Christina L Rosarion
Objective: The purpose of this report is to describe an exercise intervention for an elderly patient with Parkinson disease with a chief complaint of lower back pain. Clinical Features: The patient was an 85-year-old man who had been diagnosed with Parkinson disease and kyphosis. Back pain was preventing him from carrying out activities of daily living. He was referred for physical therapy for treatment to reduce lower back pain and increase function. An initial examination consisted of testing flexibility and range of motion and administering a pain severity scale and a Lower Extremity Functional Index (LEFI); the patient's initial LEFI score was 14/80...
March 2018: Journal of Chiropractic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29628802/relationship-between-radiographic-lumbosacral-spine-mensuration-and-chronic-low-back-pain-intensity-a-cross-sectional-study
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Savannah K Shortz, Mitchell Haas
Objective: The purpose of this study was to investigate correlative factors affecting chronic low back pain (CLBP), with special emphasis on the radiographic postural findings in the sagittal lumbosacral spine. Methods: A cross-sectional study alongside a randomized trial was conducted. Standing lateral lumbar spine radiographs from 352 patients with CLBP enrolled in a randomized trial were analyzed and radiographic mensuration of lumbar lordosis, lumbosacral disc angle, and sacral inclination performed...
March 2018: Journal of Chiropractic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29623146/low-back-pain-among-medical-students-in-belgrade-serbia-a-cross-sectional-study
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Isidora Vujcic, Nemanja Stojilovic, Eleonora Dubljanin, Nebojsa Ladjevic, Ivana Ladjevic, Sandra Sipetic-Grujicic
Aim: To examine the prevalence of low back pain, to identify self-perceived triggers of low back pain, and to investigate the impact of perceived pain on the daily activities and mood among medical students. Methods: This cross-sectional study enrolled 459 fourth year students at the Faculty of Medicine in Belgrade during December 2014. The anonymous questionnaire was used for data collection. In data analysis, the chi-square test and t -test were used. Results: The lifetime prevalence of low back pain was 75...
2018: Pain Research & Management: the Journal of the Canadian Pain Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29622830/prevalence-perception-and-correlates-of-low-back-pain-among-healthcare-workers-in-tertiary-health-institutions-in-sokoto-nigeria
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Kehinde J Awosan, Semen S Yikawe, Oche M Oche, Muhammad Oboirien
Background: Low back pain (LBP) is a common cause of disability worldwide. Healthcare workers are particularly prone to it because of the physical and emotional factors associated with their profession. Objectives: To determine the prevalence, perception and correlates of LBP among healthcare workers in tertiary health institutions in Sokoto, Nigeria. Methods: A cross-sectional study was conducted among 320 healthcare workers selected by multistage sampling technique from July to September 2016...
December 2017: Ghana Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29619391/neck-back-and-shoulder-pains-and-ergonomic-factors-among-dental-students
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Raha Habib Aghahi, Rezvan Darabi, Maryam Alsadat Hashemipour
BACKGROUND: Dynamic and static activities in dentistry cause musculoskeletal disorders, but dental students do not have sufficient awareness about the effects of ergonomic factors on their health. The aim of this study was to investigate ergonomic factors that cause pain muscle in dental students in Kerman Medical University, Iran. METHODS: This cross-sectional analysis study was carried out on dental students of the 3rd , 4th , 5th , and 6th year, in clinical practice in the School of Dentistry, Kerman University of Medical Sciences...
2018: Journal of Education and Health Promotion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29618913/evaluation-of-work-related-musculoskeletal-disorders-and-postural-stress-of-female-jari-workers
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Amitava Pal, Prakash C Dhara
Aims: The present investigation was aimed to assess the postural stress and the prevalence of musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) of the "Jari" (golden thread) workers. Settings and Design: This cross-sectional study was carried out on 156 female workers in different areas of the Purba Medinipur, Paschim Medinipur, and Howrah districts of West Bengal, India. Materials and Methods: The MSDs of the workers were evaluated by modified Nordic questionnaire method...
September 2017: Indian Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29616749/impact-of-selected-magnetic-fields-on-the-therapeutic-effect-in-patients-with-lumbar-discopathy-a-prospective-randomized-single-blinded-and-placebo-controlled-clinical-trial
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Jakub Taradaj, Marcin Ozon, Robert Dymarek, Bartosz Bolach, Karolina Walewicz, Joanna Rosińczuk
BACKGROUND: Interdisciplinary physical therapy together with pharmacological treatment constitute conservative treatment strategies related to low back pain (LBP). There is still a lack of high quality studies aimed at an objective evaluation of physiotherapeutic procedures according to their effectiveness in LBP. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study is to carry out a prospective, randomized, single-blinded, and placebocontrolled clinical trial to evaluate the effectiveness of magnetic fields in discopathy-related LBP...
March 23, 2018: Advances in Clinical and Experimental Medicine: Official Organ Wroclaw Medical University
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29606335/spinal-manipulative-therapy-and-other-conservative-treatments-for-low-back-pain-a-guideline-from-the-canadian-chiropractic-guideline-initiative
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André E Bussières, Gregory Stewart, Fadi Al-Zoubi, Philip Decina, Martin Descarreaux, Danielle Haskett, Cesar Hincapié, Isabelle Pagé, Steven Passmore, John Srbely, Maja Stupar, Joel Weisberg, Joseph Ornelas
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to develop a clinical practice guideline on the management of acute and chronic low back pain (LBP) in adults. The aim was to develop a guideline to provide best practice recommendations on the initial assessment and monitoring of people with low back pain and address the use of spinal manipulation therapy (SMT) compared with other commonly used conservative treatments. METHODS: The topic areas were chosen based on an Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality comparative effectiveness review, specific to spinal manipulation as a nonpharmacological intervention...
March 29, 2018: Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29594328/spinal-postural-changes-during-the-modified-matthiass-test-in-healthy-children-interday-and-interrater-reliability-of-dynamic-rasterstereographic-measurements
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Inke Marie Albertsen, Kristina Dettmann, Kornelia Babin, Ralf Stücker, Jan Schröder, Astrid Zech, Karsten Hollander
OBJECTIVE: The Matthiass test serves to identify postural insufficiencies by evaluating the sagittal posture but this subjective assessment may be responsible for different reports on the prevalence of postural insufficiencies in children. Previously, rasterstereography was used to objectify this clinical test. Until now, the coupling of the Matthiass test with rasterstereography has not yet been applied to children and the reliability is unknown; therefore, the objective of our study was to provide interday and interrater reliability of rasterstereographic measurements during dynamic (modified Matthiass test) and static trials (only interday) in healthy children...
March 28, 2018: Der Orthopäde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29528603/evaluation-of-agricultural-tractor-seat-comfort-with-a-new-protocol-based-on-pressure-distribution-assessment
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Marco Bordignon, Maurizio Cutini, Carlo Bisaglia, Paolo Taboga, Francesco Marcolin
Professional drivers have been found to be at a high risk of developing low back pain due to prolonged sitting and vehicle vibration. In a previous survey carried out on 1,155 tractor drivers, tractor vibration and/or incorrect posture while driving were found to cause low back disorders in more than 80% of the interviewed drivers. In this context, the present research introduces a new evaluation protocol to assess the ergonomic characteristics of agricultural tractor seats through the use of pressure sensors, taking into account both static and dynamic conditions...
January 29, 2018: Journal of Agricultural Safety and Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29526837/pain-perception-and-low-back-pain-functional-disability-after-a-10-week-core-and-mobility-training-program-a-pilot-study
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Vicente Pinheiro Lima, Rodolfo de Alkmim Moreira Nunes, Jurandir Baptista da Silva, Gabriel Andrade Paz, Marco Jesus, Juliana Brandão Pinto de Castro, Estélio Henrique Martin Dantas, Rodrigo Gomes de Souza Vale
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the effects of a 10-week core and mobility training program on pain perception and low back disability score in professors, students and employees of a university. METHODS: Twenty-four individuals of a university who previously reported pain and low back disability were randomly assigned to an experimental group (EG; n= 8) that received 2 weekly sessions of 50 minutes of core and mobility training for 10 weeks; or to a control group (CG; n= 16)...
March 2, 2018: Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29522571/postural-sensorimotor-training-versus-sham-exercise-in-physiotherapy-of-patients-with-chronic-non-specific-low-back-pain-an-exploratory-randomised-controlled-trial
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Michael A McCaskey, Brigitte Wirth, Corina Schuster-Amft, Eling D de Bruin
Sensorimotor training (SMT) is popularly applied as exercise in rehabilitation settings, particularly for musculoskeletal pain. With insufficient evidence on its effect on pain and function, this exploratory randomised controlled trial investigated the potential effects of SMT in rehabilitation of chronic non-specific low back pain. Two arms received 9x30 minutes physiotherapy with added interventions: The experimental arm received 15 minutes of postural SMT while the comparator arm performed 15 minutes of added sub-effective low-intensity training...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29507586/change-of-safe-needling-depth-at-acupoint-gb21-according-to-posture-and-breathing
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Hongmin Chu, Jaehyun Kim, Wonbae Ha, Eunbyul Cho, Geon Kang, Seongjun Park, Jongwon Jang, Seung Bum Yang, Yeonseok Kang, Sanghun Lee, Jae-Hyo Kim
Acupoint GB21 (Jianjing) is used for treating back and shoulder pain but is associated with a risk of pneumothorax. We aimed to determine the SND (safe needling depth) at GB21 according to posture and breathing in real time. Ultrasonographic images of GB21 during normal breathing, inspiration, and expiration in a SP (sitting position) were acquired for 52 healthy volunteers. Images were also acquired during normal respiration in the PP (prone position) with arms raised and lowered. The average SND was greater for men than for women ( p < 0...
2018: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine: ECAM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29490674/caudal-lumbar-spinal-cysts-in-two-french-bulldogs
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Kiona Sharon de Nies, Ralph Alexander Edwards, Niklas Bergknut, Martijn Beukers, Björn Petrus Meij
BACKGROUND: Spinal cysts are rare findings in veterinary medicine, but they are increasingly recognized due to the availability of advanced imaging techniques. Extradural meningeal cysts in French Bulldogs have not been reported previously and arachnoid cysts (diverticula) have not been reported at the caudal lumbar (L6-L7) region in dogs. CASE PRESENTATION: Two French Bulldogs, aged 5 and 8 years, were referred for evaluation of lower back pain and bilateral hind limb neurological deficits...
March 1, 2018: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29471310/age-related-reduction-of-trunk-muscle-torque-and-prevalence-of-trunk-sarcopenia-in-community-dwelling-elderly-validity-of-a-portable-trunk-muscle-torque-measurement-instrument-and-its-application-to-a-large-sample-cohort-study
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Eiji Sasaki, Shizuka Sasaki, Daisuke Chiba, Yuji Yamamoto, Atsushi Nawata, Eiichi Tsuda, Shigeyuki Nakaji, Yasuyuki Ishibashi
Trunk muscle weakness and imbalance are risk factors for postural instability, low back pain, and poor postoperative outcomes. The association between trunk muscle strength and aging is poorly understood, and establishing normal reference values is difficult. We aimed to establish the validity of a novel portable trunk muscle torque measurement instrument (PTMI). We then estimated reference data for healthy young adults and elucidated age-related weakness in trunk muscle strength. Twenty-four university students were enrolled to validate values for PTMI, and 816 volunteers from the general population who were recruited to the Iwaki Health Promotion Project were included to estimate reference data for trunk muscle strength...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29467039/influence-of-lifestyle-characteristics-and-vdr-polymorphisms-as-risk-factors-for-intervertebral-disc-degeneration-a-case-control-study
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Luiz Angelo Vieira, Aline Amaro Dos Santos, Carla Peluso, Caio Parente Barbosa, Bianca Bianco, Luciano Miller Reis Rodrigues
BACKGROUND: Intervertebral disc degeneration (DD) is an important cause of low back pain and its precise aetiology is not fully understood, being attributed to cumulative environmental, biomechanical and genetic effects. The vitamin D plays a key role in regulation of calcium homeostasis and bone mineralization, exerting its biological activities by binding to a high-affinity receptor (VDR). Polymorphisms in VDR gene were previously associated with DD process, however with conflicting results...
February 21, 2018: European Journal of Medical Research
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