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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29593563/whole-body-vibrations-associated-with-alpine-skiing-a-risk-factor-for-low-back-pain
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Matej Supej, Jan Ogrin, Hans-Christer Holmberg
Alpine skiing, both recreational and competitive, is associated with high rates of injury. Numerous studies have shown that occupational exposure to whole-body vibrations is strongly related to lower back pain and some suggest that, in particular, vibrations of lower frequencies could lead to overuse injuries of the back in connection with alpine ski racing. However, it is not yet known which forms of skiing involve stronger vibrations and whether these exceed safety thresholds set by existing standards and directives...
2018: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29542388/objectively-measured-physical-activity-and-low-back-pain-in-japanese-men
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Yuko Hashimoto, Ko Matsudaira, Susumu S Sawada, Yuko Gando, Ryoko Kawakami, Chihiro Kinugawa, Takashi Okamoto, Koji Tsukamoto, Motohiko Miyachi, Hisashi Naito, Steven N Blair
BACKGROUND: There are several studies on the relationship between low back pain and physical activity. However, the results of these studies vary, and the relationship between them remains unclear. Therefore, we conducted a cross-sectional study to evaluate the association between objectively measured physical activity and low back pain in Japanese men. METHODS: The study included 4022 Japanese men [average age: 47 (10) y]. Daily amount of moderate to vigorous physical activity and step counts were measured using an accelerometer...
June 1, 2018: Journal of Physical Activity & Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29523128/association-between-objectively-measured-physical-activity-and-body-mass-index-with-low-back-pain-a-large-scale-cross-sectional-study-of-japanese-men
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Yuko Hashimoto, Ko Matsudaira, Susumu S Sawada, Yuko Gando, Ryoko Kawakami, Robert A Sloan, Chihiro Kinugawa, Takashi Okamoto, Koji Tsukamoto, Motohiko Miyachi, Hisashi Naito
BACKGROUND: The relationship between the combination of physical activity (PA) and body mass index (BMI) with low back pain (LBP) is unclear. The present study offers a cross-sectional assessment of how combinations of PA and BMI are related to LBP in Japanese men. METHODS: Participants were 4022 Japanese men (mean age = 47) who underwent regular clinical examinations. PA was measured using a uniaxial accelerometer and divided into tertiles (PAhigh , PAmiddle , PAlow )...
March 9, 2018: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29517185/motion-detection-supported-exercise-therapy-in-musculoskeletal-disorders-a-systematic-review
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Jonas Verbrugghe, Els Knippenberg, Steven Palmaers, Thomas Matheve, Wout Smeets, Peter Feys, Annemie Spooren, Annick Timmermans
INTRODUCTION: Musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) are a burden on the healthcare system. Exercise therapy is an important part of MSD rehabilitation. Motion detection systems are developed to support exercise therapy settings. This systematic review aims 1) to investigate which types of motion detection systems have been used as a technological support for exercise therapy, 2) to investigate the characteristics of motion detection supported exercise therapy in relation to its clinical indications, and 3) to evaluate the effectiveness of motion detection supported exercise therapy, in MSD rehabilitation...
March 7, 2018: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334992/the-efficacy-of-a-multimodal-physical-activity-intervention-with-supervised-exercises-health-coaching-and-an-activity-monitor-on-physical-activity-levels-of-patients-with-chronic-nonspecific-low-back-pain-physical-activity-for-back-pain-payback-trial-study
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Crystian B Oliveira, Márcia R Franco, Chris G Maher, Anne Tiedemann, Fernanda G Silva, Tatiana M Damato, Michael K Nicholas, Diego G D Christofaro, Rafael Z Pinto
BACKGROUND: Physical activity plays an important role in the management of chronic low back pain (LBP). Engaging in an active lifestyle is associated with a better prognosis. Nevertheless, there is evidence to suggest that patients with chronic LBP are less likely to meet recommended physical activity levels. Furthermore, while exercise therapy has been endorsed by recent clinical practice guidelines, evidence from systematic reviews suggests that its effect on pain and disability are at best moderate and not sustained over time...
January 15, 2018: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29208007/a-pilot-study-to-determine-the-effect-of-one-physical-therapy-session-on-physical-activity-levels-for-individuals-with-chronic-low-back-pain
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Wayne Brewer, Brian T Swanson, Toni S Roddey, Habeeblai Adewale, Caleb Ashmore, Jennifer Frerich, Cory Perrin, Alexis Ortiz
BACKGROUND: A pilot study was conducted to quantify the effect size of changes in physical activity after of one session of physical therapy for individuals with chronic low back pain and to determine factors that predict daily sedentary activity time. METHODS: Fourteen subjects with at least 3 days of physical activity accelerometer data were analyzed before and after one session of physical therapy. Data was analyzed using 1-tailed, paired t-tests with level of significance set at 0...
December 6, 2017: BMC Research Notes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29184965/is-self-reported-time-spent-sedentary-and-in-physical-activity-differentially-biased-by-age-gender-body-mass-index-and-low-back-pain
#7
Nidhi Gupta, Marina Heiden, Svend Erik Mathiassen, Andreas Holtermann
Objectives This study aimed to determine the extent to which age, gender, body mass index (BMI) and low-back pain (LBP) influence bias in self-reported sedentary behavior and moderate-to-vigorous physical activity (MVPA) among blue-collar workers. Methods For 2-4 consecutive working days, 147 workers wore an Actigraph accelerometer on the thigh. Proportional time spent sedentary and in MVPA was determined using the Acti4 software. The same variables were also self-reported in a questionnaire. The difference between self-reported and accelerometer-based sedentary time and MVPA was calculated and linearly regressed against age, gender, BMI, and self-reported LBP intensity as main effects, as well as interaction terms combining each of these factors with objectively measured exposure...
March 1, 2018: Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment & Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29117932/patient-transfers-and-risk-of-back-injury-protocol-for-a-prospective-cohort-study-with-technical-measurements-of-exposure
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Jonas Vinstrup, Pascal Madeleine, Markus Due Jakobsen, Kenneth Jay, Lars Louis Andersen
BACKGROUND: More than one third of nurses experience musculoskeletal pain several times during a normal work week. Consistent use of assistive devices during patient transfers is associated with a lower risk of occupational back injuries and low back pain (LBP). While uncertainties exist regarding which type of assistive devices most efficiently prevent LBP, exposure assessments using technological advancements allow for quantification of muscle load and body positions during common work tasks...
November 8, 2017: JMIR Research Protocols
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29102267/wearable-technology-for-spine-movement-assessment-a-systematic-review
#9
REVIEW
Enrica Papi, Woon Senn Koh, Alison H McGregor
Continuous monitoring of spine movement function could enhance our understanding of low back pain development. Wearable technologies have gained popularity as promising alternative to laboratory systems in allowing ambulatory movement analysis. This paper aims to review the state of art of current use of wearable technology to assess spine kinematics and kinetics. Four electronic databases and reference lists of relevant articles were searched to find studies employing wearable technologies to assess the spine in adults performing dynamic movements...
November 7, 2017: Journal of Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28898136/accelerometer-determined-physical-activity-and-clinical-low-back-pain-measures-in-adolescents-with-chronic-or-subacute-recurrent-low-back-pain
#10
RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Brent Leininger, Craig Schulz, Zan Gao, Gert Bronfort, Roni Evans, Zachary Pope, Nan Zeng, Mitchell Haas
Study Design Cross-sectional. Background Although low back pain (LBP) occurs commonly in adolescence, little is known about the relationship between objectively measured physical activity and chronic LBP. Objectives To assess the relationship between an objective physical activity measure (accelerometer) and standard clinical measures (pain intensity, disability, and quality of life) in a sample of adolescents with recurrent or chronic LBP. Methods The study included a subsample of 143 adolescents, 12 to 18 years of age, from a randomized clinical trial...
October 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637603/reliability-and-validity-of-two-multidimensional-self-reported-physical-activity-questionnaires-in-people-with-chronic-low-back-pain
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Flávia A Carvalho, Priscila K Morelhão, Marcia R Franco, Chris G Maher, Rob J E M Smeets, Crystian B Oliveira, Ismael F Freitas Júnior, Rafael Z Pinto
BACKGROUND: Although there is some evidence for reliability and validity of self-report physical activity (PA) questionnaires in the general adult population, it is unclear whether we can assume similar measurement properties in people with chronic low back pain (LBP). OBJECTIVE: To determine the test-retest reliability of the International Physical Activity Questionnaire (IPAQ) long-version and the Baecke Physical Activity Questionnaire (BPAQ) and their criterion-related validity against data derived from accelerometers in patients with chronic LBP...
February 2017: Musculoskeletal Science & Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28384277/trunk-kinematics-and-low-back-pain-during-pruning-among-vineyard-workers-a-field-study-at-the-chateau-larose-trintaudon
#12
Romain Balaguier, Pascal Madeleine, Kévin Rose-Dulcina, Nicolas Vuillerme
The prevalence of low back disorders is dramatically high in viticulture. Field measurements that objectively quantify work exposure can provide information on the relationship between the adopted trunk postures and low back pain. The purposes of the present study were three-fold (1) to carry out a kinematics analysis of vineyard-workers' pruning activity by extracting the duration of bending and rotation of the trunk, (2) to question separately the relationship between the duration of forward bending or trunk rotation with low back pain intensity and pressure pain sensitivity and (3) to question the relationship between the combined duration of forward bending and trunk rotation on low back pain intensity and pressure pain sensitivity...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28272649/associations-of-objectively-measured-sitting-and-standing-with-low-back-pain-intensity-a-6-month-follow-up-of-construction-and-healthcare-workers
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Lars-Kristian Lunde, Markus Koch, Stein Knardahl, Kaj Bo Veiersted
Objectives This study aimed to determine the associations between objectively measured sitting and standing duration and intensity of low-back pain (LBP) among Norwegian construction and healthcare workers. Methods One-hundred and twenty-four workers wore two accelerometers for 3-4 consecutive days, during work and leisure. Minutes of sitting and standing was calculated from accelerometer data. We obtained self-reported LBP intensity (0-3) at the time of objective measurement and after six months. We examined associations with linear mixed models and presented results per 100 minutes...
May 1, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment & Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28268027/a-feasibility-study-to-assess-vibration-and-sound-from-zygapophyseal-joints-during-motion-before-and-after-spinal-manipulation
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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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079277/whole-body-vibration-exposure-of-occupational-horseback-riding-in-agriculture-a-ranching-example
#15
Xiaoke Zeng, Catherine Trask, Aaron M Kociolek
BACKGROUND: Horse riding is common in many occupations; however, there is currently no research evaluating exposure to whole-body vibration and mechanical shock on horseback. METHODS: Whole-body vibration was measured on a cattle rancher during two 30 min horseback rides using a tri-axial accelerometer mounted on a western saddle. Vibration was summarized into standardized metrics, including the 8 hr equivalent root-mean-squared acceleration (A[8]) and the daily 4th power vibration dose value (VDV)...
February 2017: American Journal of Industrial Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27780437/whole-body-vibration-exposure-patterns-in-canadian-prairie-farmers
#16
Xiaoke Zeng, Aaron M Kociolek, Muhammad Idrees Khan, Stephan Milosavljevic, Brenna Bath, Catherine Trask
Whole body vibration is a significant physical risk factor associated with low back pain. This study assessed farmers' exposure to whole body vibration on the Canadian prairies according to ISO 2631-1. Eighty-seven vibration measurements were collected with a triaxial accelerometer embedded in a rubber seat pad at the operator-seat interface of agricultural machinery, including tractors, combines, pickup trucks, grain trucks, sprayers, swathers, all-terrain vehicles, and skid steers. Whole body vibration was highest in the vertical axis, with a mean (range) frequency-weighted root mean squared acceleration of 0...
August 2017: Ergonomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27713076/fear-of-movement-is-not-associated-with-objective-and-subjective-physical-activity-levels-in-chronic-nonspecific-low-back-pain
#17
MULTICENTER STUDY
Flávia A Carvalho, Chris G Maher, Marcia R Franco, Priscila K Morelhão, Crystian B Oliveira, Fernanda G Silva, Rafael Z Pinto
OBJECTIVES: To assess the association of physical activity measures, derived with an accelerometer and a self-reported questionnaire, with fear of movement in patients with chronic nonspecific low back pain (LBP) and to investigate the association between disability and fear of movement in this population. DESIGN: Cross-sectional study. SETTING: Outpatient physical therapy university clinics. PARTICIPANTS: Patients (N=119) presenting with nonspecific LBP of >3 months' duration...
January 2017: Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27699692/psychological-distress-between-chronic-hemodialysis-patients-with-and-without-low-back-pain
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Shuhei Hishii, Nobuyuki Miyatake, Hiroyuki Nishi, Akihiko Katayama, Kazuhiro Uzike, Hiroo Hashimoto, Kiichi Koumoto
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to compare psychological distress between patients on chronic hemodialysis with and without chronic low back pain (CLBP). SUBJECTS AND METHODS: A total of 72 patients on chronic hemodialysis, aged 72.9 ± 10.8 years, were enrolled in this cross-sectional study. Psychological distress using the K6, questionnaire for CLBP, and physical activity using the tri-accelerometer were evaluated. RESULTS: Twenty-nine patients (40...
November 2016: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27633124/protective-and-harmful-effects-of-physical-activity-for-low-back-pain-a-protocol-for-the-australian-twin-back-pain-autback-feasibility-study
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MULTICENTER STUDY
Marina B Pinheiro, Manuela L Ferreira, Kathryn Refshauge, John Hopper, Christopher G Maher, Jan Hartvigsen, Bart Koes, Markus Hübscher, Paulo H Ferreira
Low back pain (LBP) is a major health problem globally, but approaches to prevention are not yet clearly identified because modifiable risk factors are not well established. Although physical activity is one promising modifiable risk factor, it is still not known what types and doses of physical activity are protective or harmful for LBP. The aim of this study is to establish the feasibility of a definitive cohort study that will investigate the effects of different types and doses of physical activity on the risk of developing recurrent LBP while accounting for genetic factors...
October 2016: Twin Research and Human Genetics: the Official Journal of the International Society for Twin Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27606607/does-objectively-measured-daily-duration-of-forward-bending-predict-development-and-aggravation-of-low-back-pain-a-prospective-study
#20
Julie Lagersted-Olsen, Birthe Lykke Thomsen, Andreas Holtermann, Karen Søgaard, Marie Birk Jørgensen
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this paper was to investigate if objectively measured daily duration of forward bending of the trunk increases the risk of the development or aggravation of low-back pain (LBP) over one year in a working blue-collar population by examining (i) the incidence rate of LBP among workers reporting no LBP at baseline, and (ii) the aggravation of LBP among workers reporting LBP at baseline. METHODS: Using data from the Danish Physical Activity Cohort with Objective Measurements (DPhacto), the study measured forward bending of the trunk (>60˚) at work (FBW) and during leisure time (FBL), diurnally with accelerometers, and LBP with one-year monthly self-reports among 682 blue-collar workers from 15 workplaces...
June 1, 2016: Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment & Health
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