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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29755174/clinical-diagnostic-tests-versus-medial-branch-blocks-for-adults-with-persisting-cervical-zygapophyseal-joint-pain-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Kendra Usunier, Mark Hynes, James Michael Schuster, Annie Cornelio-Jin Suen, Jackie Sadi, David Walton
Purpose: A systematic review and meta-analysis were performed to identify clinical tests for diagnosing cervical zygapophyseal joint pain (CZP) and to determine their diagnostic accuracy. Method: A search strategy was carried out to find relevant evidence published in CINAHL, Embase, MEDLINE, and PEDro from 1980 to January 1, 2015, pertaining to the clinical diagnosis of CZP. Quality assessment was completed using the Quality Assessment of Diagnostic Accuracy Studies-2. Results were analyzed to pool sensitivity and specificity and clarify diagnostic value...
2018: Physiotherapy Canada. Physiothérapie Canada
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29741743/radiofrequency-denervation-improves-health-related-quality-of-life-in-patients-with-thoracic-zygapophyseal-joint-pain
#2
Johan Hambraeus, Kjerstin S Hambraeus, Jan Persson
Objective: To describe a practical approach for the diagnosis and treatment of thoracic zygapophyseal joint pain and to present preliminary clinical data on the effects of this treatment approach on health-related quality of life. Design: An observational study. Setting: Specialist outpatient pain clinic in northern Sweden. Subjects: Patients with long-term thoracic pain. Methods: We describe a method of radiofrequency denervation of thoracic zygapophyseal joints...
May 1, 2018: Pain Medicine: the Official Journal of the American Academy of Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29558836/after-effects-of-neck-muscle-vibration-on-sensorimotor-function-and-pain-in-neck-pain-patients-and-healthy-controls-a-case-control-study
#3
Konstantin Beinert, Volker Englert, Wolfgang Taube
PURPOSE: Neck muscle vibration immediately improves cervical joint position sense and dynamic postural control but increases pressure pain thresholds in neck pain patients. The aim of this study was to explore longer lasting effects of neck muscle vibration on sensorimotor control and pressure pain threshold. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Five series of neck muscle vibration were delivered to 15 neck pain patients and 11 healthy controls in this case control study. Outcomes were cervical joint position sense, arm-matching acuity, and pressure pain threshold at the zygapophyseal joint of C2/C3, the angulus superior, and the tibialis anterior muscle...
March 21, 2018: Disability and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29494214/facet-joints-of-the-spine-structure-function-relationships-problems-and-treatments-and-the-potential-for-regeneration
#4
Siobhan A O'Leary, Nikolaos K Paschos, Jarrett M Link, Eric O Klineberg, Jerry C Hu, Kyriacos A Athanasiou
The zygapophyseal joint, a diarthrodial joint commonly referred to as the facet joint, plays a pivotal role in back pain, a condition that has been a leading cause of global disability since 1990. Along with the intervertebral disc, the facet joint supports spinal motion and aids in spinal stability. Highly susceptible to early development of osteoarthritis, the facet is responsible for a significant amount of pain in the low-back, mid-back, and neck regions. Current noninvasive treatments cannot offer long-term pain relief, while invasive treatments can relieve pain but fail to preserve joint functionality...
March 1, 2018: Annual Review of Biomedical Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29261533/intra-articular-triamcinolone-versus-hyaluronate-injections-for-low-back-pain-with-symptoms-suggestive-of-lumbar-zygapophyseal-joint-arthropathy-a-pragmatic-double-blind-randomized-controlled-trial
#5
Thiru M Annaswamy, Corey Armstead, Luke Carlson, Nicholas J Elkins, Denizen Kocak, Samuel M Bierner
OBJECTIVE: The aim of the study was to compare hyaluronate with triamcinolone injections in treating chronic low back pain suggestive of lumbar zygopophyseal joint arthropathy. DESIGN: This was a prospective, double-blind, randomized controlled trial. Thirty subjects were randomly assigned to receive bilateral L3-S1 lumbar zygopophyseal joint injections with triamcinolone (KA) or Synvisc-One (HA). Pain (visual analog scale) and Pain Disability Questionnaire scores at 1, 3, and 6 mos were evaluated...
April 2018: American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29231338/-the-third-lumbar-transverse-process-syndrome-treated-with-acupuncture-at-zygapophyseal-joint-and-transverse-process-a-randomized-controlled-trial
#6
Fangling Li, Dingyan Bi
OBJECTIVE: To explore the effects differences for the third lumbar transverse process syndrome between acupuncture mainly at zygapophyseal joint and transverse process and conventional acupuncture. METHODS: Eighty cases were randomly assigned into an observation group and a control group, 40 cases in each one. In the observation group, patients were treated with acupuncture at zygapophyseal joint, transverse process, the superior gluteus nerve into the hip point and Weizhong (BL 40), and those in the control group were treated with acupuncture at Qihaishu (BL 24), Jiaji (EX-B 2) of L2 -L4 , the superior gluteus nerve into the hip point and Weizhong (BL 40)...
August 12, 2017: Zhongguo Zhen Jiu, Chinese Acupuncture & Moxibustion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29229055/immediate-effects-of-upper-cervical-translatoric-mobilization-on-cervical-mobility-and-pressure-pain-threshold-in-patients-with-cervicogenic-headache-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Miguel Malo-Urriés, José Miguel Tricás-Moreno, Elena Estébanez-de-Miguel, César Hidalgo-García, Andoni Carrasco-Uribarren, Sara Cabanillas-Barea
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the immediate effects of upper cervical translatoric spinal mobilization (UC-TSM) on cervical mobility and pressure pain threshold in subjects with cervicogenic headache (CEH). METHODS: Eighty-two volunteers (41.54 ± 15.29 years, 20 male and 62 female) with CEH participated in the study and were randomly divided into the control and treatment groups. The treatment group received UC-TSM and the control group remained in the same position for the same time as the UC-TSM group, but received no treatment...
November 2017: Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29121821/morphometric-study-of-the-orientation-of-lumbar-zygapophyseal-joints-in-a-south-indian-population
#8
S P Mohanty, Madhava Pai Kanhangad, Siddarth Kamath, Asha Kamath
PURPOSE: To determine the orientation of lumbar zygapophyseal joints and prevalence of facet tropism (FT) identified by computerized tomographic (CT) scans. METHODS: In a cross-sectional study, 124 CT scans of patients with spinal injuries, seen between 2011and 2015, were retrospectively studied. A total of 566 uninjured motion segments were analysed. The right and left zygapophyseal joint angles (ZJAs) from L1-L2 to L5-S1 were measured on axial sections at uninjured levels...
September 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29025041/trigger-points-pressure-pain-hyperalgesia-and-mechanosensitivity-of-neural-tissue-in-women-with-chronic-pelvic-pain
#9
Pedro Fuentes-Márquez, Marie Carmen Valenza, Irene Cabrera-Martos, Ana Ríos-Sánchez, Olga Ocón-Hernández
Objectives: This study aims to evaluate the presence of myofascial trigger points (TrPs), widespread pressure pain sensitivity, and mechanosensitivity of neural tissue in women with chronic pelvic pain. Design: Case-control study. Setting: Faculty of Health Sciences. Subjects: Forty women with chronic pelvic pain between age 18 and 60 years and 40 matched healthy controls were included in the study. Methods: TrPs were bilaterally explored in gluteus maximus, gluteus medius, gluteus minimus, quadratus lumborum, and adductor magnus muscles...
August 25, 2017: Pain Medicine: the Official Journal of the American Academy of Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29016874/the-number-of-active-but-not-latent-trigger-points-associated-with-widespread-pressure-pain-hypersensitivity-in-women-with-episodic-migraines
#10
María Palacios-Ceña, Gabriela N Ferracini, Lidiane L Florencio, Marina Ruíz, Ángel L Guerrero, Lars Arendt-Nielsen, César Fernández-de-Las-Peñas
Objective: Previous studies suggest that trigger points (TrPs) contribute to migraine pain, but no data is available on the effects of TrPs on pressure pain sensitivity. Our objective was to investigate the association between the number of TrPs and widespread pressure hypersensitivity in women with episodic migraines. Methods: Ninety-five women with episodic migraines participated. Clinical features of migraines, that is, intensity, duration, frequency, and onset, were collected...
December 1, 2017: Pain Medicine: the Official Journal of the American Academy of Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797833/percutaneous-rupture-of-zygapophyseal-joint-synovial-cysts-a-prospective-assessment-of-nonsurgical-management
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Gregory E Lutz, Michael R Nicoletti, George E Cyril, Julian R Harrison, Christopher Lutz, Jennifer L Solomon, Paul M Cooke, James F Wyss, Richard J Herzog, Peter J Moley
BACKGROUND: Although lumbar zygapophyseal joint synovial cysts are fairly well recognized, they are an uncommon cause of lumbosacral radicular pain. Nonoperative treatments include percutaneous aspiration of the cysts under computed tomography or fluoroscopic guidance with a subsequent corticosteroid injection. However, there are mixed results in terms of long-term outcomes and cyst reoccurrence. This study prospectively evaluates percutaneous ruptures of zygapophyseal joint (Z-joint) synovial cysts for the treatment of lumbosacral radicular pain...
March 2018: PM & R: the Journal of Injury, Function, and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28750946/changes-in-the-axial-orientation-of-the-zygapophyseal-joint-in-the-subaxial-cervical-spine-from-childhood-to-middle-age-and-the-biomechanical-implications-of-these-changes
#12
Mao-Yu Chen, Yu-Tse Liu, Wen-Hsing Hsu
The objective of this study was to investigate the effect of age on facet orientation (FO) of the cervical spine during development, maturation, and degeneration. Computed tomography (CT) data of the cervical spine of 131 subjects without pathology of the cervical spine were analyzed. Subjects were categorized as: pediatric (n=36, 8-16years old), young adult (n=33, 18-24years old), and middle-age (n=62, 40-59years old). Serial CT scans were reconstructed by image processing. The FO in the axial plane was measured bilaterally at each vertebral level from C3/4 to C6/7...
October 2017: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience: Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28747987/experimental-determination-of-three-dimensional-cervical-joint-mobility-in-the-avian-neck
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Robert E Kambic, Andrew A Biewener, Stephanie E Pierce
BACKGROUND: Birds have highly mobile necks, but neither the details of how they realize complex poses nor the evolution of this complex musculoskeletal system is well-understood. Most previous work on avian neck function has focused on dorsoventral flexion, with few studies quantifying lateroflexion or axial rotation. Such data are critical for understanding joint function, as musculoskeletal movements incorporate motion around multiple degrees of freedom simultaneously. Here we use biplanar X-rays on wild turkeys to quantify three-dimensional cervical joint range of motion in an avian neck to determine patterns of mobility along the cranial-caudal axis...
2017: Frontiers in Zoology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708631/development-of-systemic-inflammatory-polyarthritis-after-zygapophyseal-joint-injection-with-hylan-g-f-20-synvisc-one
#14
Denizen Kocak, Thiru Annaswamy, Sharon Chong, Rashmi Arora
Hylan G-F 20 (Synvisc-One) is a hyaluronic acid derivative used for viscosupplementation of synovial fluid in osteoarthritic joints. Injection of hylan G-F 20 is Federal Drug Administration approved for use in knee osteoarthritis and is generally well tolerated with few reported adverse effects, the most common being local pain or swelling. We present the case of a 72-year-old man with bilateral, diffuse, joint pain and swelling with elevated inflammatory markers suggestive of a systemic inflammatory polyarthropathy that developed acutely 2 days after lumbar zygapophyseal joint injection with hylan G-F 20...
February 2018: American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707222/considering-the-inferior-surface-area-of-lower-lumbar-vertebrae-determining-weight-transmission-pattern-at-the-lumbosacral-junction
#15
Uchenna Kenneth Ezemagu, Chike P Anibeze, Chinedu F Akpuaka
The biomechanical function of the lumbosacral junction (LSJ) is obscure, but its medical significance is not, as it is the most common site of low back pain. In this study, we analyzed the difference between the mean values of the surface areas of the inferior body and total inferior facet areas of the fourth and fifth lumbar vertebrae. We aimed to define the function of the LSJ during weight transmission and clarify its mechanical significance. Vertebral columns of 45 adult male human cadavers from five anatomy departments in Nigeria were cut at the L3-L4 intervertebral disc and macerated...
March 2018: Anatomical Science International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28660373/cervical-laminectomy-of-limited-width-prevents-postoperative-c5-palsy-a-multivariate-analysis-of-263-muscle-preserving-posterior-decompression-cases
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Satoshi Nori, Ryoma Aoyama, Ken Ninomiya, Junichi Yamane, Kazuya Kitamura, Seiji Ueda, Tateru Shiraishi
PURPOSE: Between 2006 and 2010, we performed wide laminectomy (wide LAM) alone, with decompression performed between the bilateral medial margin of the zygapophyseal joints, or double-door laminoplasty (DL) combined with wide LAM for cervical compressive myelopathy (CCM). From 2010, instead of wide LAM and DL, we began to perform narrow LAM, where the laminectomy width was no more than 2-3 mm wider than the spinal cord width (SW). This study aimed to elucidate the risk factors for C5 palsy by reviewing surgical outcomes...
September 2017: European Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28579819/outcomes-and-prognostic-variables-of-radiofrequency-zygapophyseal-joint-neurotomy-in-utah-workers-compensation-patients
#17
Tyler J Christensen, M Scott DeBerard, Anthony J Wheeler
PURPOSE: The prevalence of radiofrequency zygapophyseal joint neurotomy (RFN) has increased substantially across the past decade. Limited research exists that has examined pre-procedure predictors of RFN outcomes, particularly within workers' compensation populations. The purpose of this study was to determine if pre-procedure biopsychosocial variables are predictive of outcomes in a cohort of compensated Utah patients who have undergone RFN. PATIENTS AND METHODS: This was a retrospective cohort study consisting of a review of pre-procedure medical records and a telephone outcome survey...
2017: Journal of Pain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507186/zygapophyseal-joint-fusion-in-ankylosing-spondylitis-assessed-by-computed-tomography-associations-with-syndesmophytes-and-spinal-motion
#18
Sovira Tan, Jianhua Yao, John A Flynn, Lawrence Yao, Michael M Ward
OBJECTIVE: Because zygapophyseal joints (ZJ) are difficult to visualize on radiographs, little is known about the relationship of ZJ fusion to other features of spinal damage in ankylosing spondylitis (AS). We used computed tomography (CT) to investigate the concordance of ZJ fusion and syndesmophytes, and examined the contribution of both features to spinal motion. METHODS: We performed thoracolumbar CT scans (T10-T11 to L3-L4) on 55 patients. Two readers scored scans for ZJ fusion, which were compared to syndesmophyte height and extent of bridging, measured by computer algorithm at the same levels...
July 2017: Journal of Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319883/the-influence-of-a-depressed-scapular-alignment-on-upper-limb-neural-tissue-mechanosensitivity-and-local-pressure-pain-sensitivity
#19
Patricia Martínez-Merinero, Enriqe Lluch, Tomas Gallezo-Izquierdo, Daniel Pecos-Martín, Gustavo Plaza-Manzano, Susana Nuñez-Nagy, Deborah Falla
BACKGROUND: A depressed scapular alignment could lead to prolonged and repetitive stress or compression of the brachial plexus, resulting in sensitization of neural tissue. However, no study has investigated the influence of alignment of the scapulae on sensitization of upper limb neural tissue in otherwise asymptomatic people. In this case-control study, we investigate the influence of a depressed scapular alignment on mechanosensitivity of the upper limb peripheral nervous system as well as pressure pain thresholds (PPT)...
June 2017: Musculoskeletal Science & Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28268027/a-feasibility-study-to-assess-vibration-and-sound-from-zygapophyseal-joints-during-motion-before-and-after-spinal-manipulation
#20
Gregory D Cramer, Matthew Budavich, Preetam Bora, Kim Ross
OBJECTIVE: This feasibility study used novel accelerometry (vibration) and microphone (sound) methods to assess crepitus originating from the lumbar spine before and after side-posture spinal manipulative therapy (SMT). METHODS: This study included 5 healthy and 5 low back pain (LBP) participants. Nine accelerometers and 1 specialized directional microphone were applied to the lumbar region, allowing assessment of crepitus. Each participant underwent full lumbar ranges of motion (ROM), bilateral lumbar SMT, and repeated full ROM...
March 2017: Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics
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