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The effect of pain severity on postural stability and dynamic limits of stability in chronic low back pain.
CONCLUSIONS: The intensity of pain has shown to be one of the determinants affecting dynamic balance in chronic LBP patients who showed differences in the impairment of PSIs and LOS with different degrees of pain. PMID: 28800302 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation)
Source: Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation - August 12, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: J Back Musculoskelet Rehabil Source Type: research

Does gender make a difference in knee rotation proprioception and range of motion in healthy subjects?
CONCLUSION: Gender difference in knee proprioception acuity was found in IR, which is the direction of rotation that anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) stabilize. Women's ranges of knee rotation are greater than men in both IR and ER. PMID: 28800303 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation)
Source: Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation - August 12, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: J Back Musculoskelet Rehabil Source Type: research

Role of upper cervical spine in temporomandibular disorders.
CONCLUSIONS: TMD symptomatology is unrelated to alterations in craniocervical position (C0-C1 distance and craniocervical angle). Women with and without TMD showed a similar prevalence of alteration in the craniocervical position. PMID: 28800304 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation)
Source: Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation - August 12, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: J Back Musculoskelet Rehabil Source Type: research

Influence of chronic neck pain on cervical joint position error (JPE): Comparison between young and elderly subjects.
CONCLUSIONS: Cervical joint position sense is impaired in subjects with chronic neck pain. PMID: 28800305 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation)
Source: Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation - August 12, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: J Back Musculoskelet Rehabil Source Type: research

Acute effects of Kinesio taping on pain, disability and back extensor muscle endurance in patients with low back pain caused by magnetic resonance imaging-confirmed lumbar disc degeneration.
Authors: Chang NJ, Chou W, Hsiao PC, Chang WD, Lo YM Abstract BACKGROUND: Individuals with disc degeneration experience associated pain and disability. Considering its safety and affordability, Kinesio tape (KT) may be a viable treatment. However, most KT studies have demonstrated its effects in healthy adults and patients with nonspecific low back pain. The efficacy of KT in patients with disc degeneration is yet to be investigated. OBJECTIVES: To examine the acute effects of KT on patients with lumbar disc degeneration confirmed through magnetic resonance imaging. METHODS: A total of 31 eligible patients ...
Source: Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation - August 12, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: J Back Musculoskelet Rehabil Source Type: research

Dynamic trunk muscle endurance profile in adolescents aged 14-18: Normative values for age and gender differences.
CONCLUSIONS: Gender, but not age, is an important factor when abdominal endurance is compared between adolescents. Finally, the BTC is a reliable test, supporting the findings of this study. However, an extensive familiarization period to reduce the learning effect is necessary. PMID: 28800307 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation)
Source: Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation - August 12, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: J Back Musculoskelet Rehabil Source Type: research

The role of epidural contrast distribution in predicting the effectiveness of steroid and local anesthetic injection in patients with lumbar spinal stenosis.
CONCLUSION: Coverage of the stenotic area by the lidocaine, triamcinolone, and contrast dye mixture during inter-laminar epidural injection was an important predictor of acute pain reduction. PMID: 28759948 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation)
Source: Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation - August 2, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: J Back Musculoskelet Rehabil Source Type: research

Is saphenous nerve radio frequency an effective treatment for advanced gonarthrosis in elders with cardiac comorbidity?
Authors: Baysal PK, Baysal Ö, Erkılınç A, Gürcü ME, Yeksan AN, Gölboyu BE, Ekinci M Abstract BACKGROUND: Pulsed radiofrequency (PRF) used for knee pain originating from osteoarthritis is one of these methods. OBJECTIVES: The aim of the study was to evaluate the knee functional status and pain palliation following the application of pulse radiofrequency in patients with cardiac comorbid disease who were diagnosed with advanced stage osteoarthritis. METHODS: Thirty-eight patients with high surgical risk having cardiac comorbidities with grade 3-4 gonarthrosis according to the Kell...
Source: Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation - August 2, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: J Back Musculoskelet Rehabil Source Type: research

The effect of surface instability on the differential activation of muscle activity in low back pain patients as compared to healthy individuals: A systematic review of the literature and meta-analysis.
CONCLUSION: Dynamic tasks over unstable surfaces could decrease pre-program reaction (PPR) and increase voluntary reaction (VR) of superficial trunk muscles in patients with LBP, which may reduce the ratio of deep versus superficial muscles, compared to healthy individuals. PMID: 28655122 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation)
Source: Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation - June 30, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: J Back Musculoskelet Rehabil Source Type: research

Mechanical Low Back Pain in Elite Track and Field Athletes: An observational cohort study.
CONCLUSIONS: The study provided us with evidence of higher incidence of discogenic etiology of MLBP in elite track and field athletes. Further research is suggested in the use of etiology related LBP classification system in order to evaluate causes, prevalence and epidemiology of MLBP in athletic populations of specific sport categories. PMID: 28655123 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation)
Source: Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation - June 30, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: J Back Musculoskelet Rehabil Source Type: research

Evaluation in terms of dietary habits of rheumatic process: A clinical study.
CONCLUSIONS: Last of all, RA patients has a rich nutrition about the protein and lipid more than AS patients. Further studies with comparison groups, and larger samples are needed to explore the promising results of this study before any cause and effect relationship can be determined. PMID: 28655124 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation)
Source: Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation - June 30, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: J Back Musculoskelet Rehabil Source Type: research

Validation of the Korean version of the Spinal Appearance Questionnaire.
CONCLUSIONS: The adapted Korean version of the SAQ showed satisfactory reliability and validity, and thus, is considered suitable for the evaluation of spinal deformity appearance in Korean speaking patients with adolescent idiopathic scoliosis. PMID: 28655125 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation)
Source: Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation - June 30, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: J Back Musculoskelet Rehabil Source Type: research

Peroneus Longus activity according to various angles of a ramp during cross-ramp walking and one-legged standing.
CONCLUSIONS: If people with peroneus longus weakness walk on the more than 10∘ of ramp angle, they will need a lot of attention for prevent ankle sprain. PMID: 28655126 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation)
Source: Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation - June 30, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: J Back Musculoskelet Rehabil Source Type: research

Depression screening by physical therapists: Practices, beliefs, barriers.
CONCLUSIONS: Formal screening did not occur as frequently as expected, given the belief regarding depression's impact on plan of care and outcomes. Addressing barriers may assist in greater compliance with recommended screening guidelines. PMID: 28655127 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation)
Source: Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation - June 30, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: J Back Musculoskelet Rehabil Source Type: research

Clinical outcomes of kinesio taping applied in patients with knee osteoarthritis: A randomized controlled trial.
Authors: Aydoğdu O, Sari Z, Yurdalan SU, Polat MG Abstract INTRODUCTION: The aim of this study was to compare kinesio taping along with conventional treatment to conventional treatment alone and to report the results of both a single and repetitive kinesio taping application applied on quadriceps femoris and hamstring muscles on pain, range of motion, muscle strength, and functional status in patients with knee osteoarthritis. METHODS: Fifty-four patients with knee osteoarthritis were randomly allocated to two groups. A total of 28 patients were included in kinesio taping group, others were included in the con...
Source: Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation - June 30, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: J Back Musculoskelet Rehabil Source Type: research

Pain-related fear of (re-)injury in patients with low back pain: Estimation or measurement in manual therapy primary care practice? A pilot study.
Authors: Oostendorp RAB, Elvers H, Mikolajewska E, Laekeman M, Roussel N, van der Zanden O, Nijs J, Samwel H Abstract BACKGROUND: Manual physical therapists (MPTs) working in primary care get limited information about patient's courses of (chronic) low back pain (LBP). Identification of kinesiophobia is mostly based on clinical perception. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the association between the scores with which manual physical therapists in a primary care setting identify kinesiophobia in patients with low back pain, and the patients' self-reported measures of kinesiophobia. METHODS: T...
Source: Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation - June 30, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: J Back Musculoskelet Rehabil Source Type: research

Comparison of biochemical parameters of blood and urine in spinal cord injury patients and association with urinary stone formation.
CONCLUSION: Both infection and metabolic changes play an important role in stones formation in SCI patients. The urinary excretion of citrate and Mg was decreased and urinary PH was increased in SCI patients. PMID: 28655130 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation)
Source: Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation - June 30, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: J Back Musculoskelet Rehabil Source Type: research

The effect of gigantomasty on vertebral degeneration: A computed tomography study.
In this study with computed tomography it is shown that degenerative spondylosis is more widespread and severe in patients with large breasts. PMID: 28582838 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation)
Source: Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation - June 8, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: J Back Musculoskelet Rehabil Source Type: research

Beneficial effect of faradic stimulation treatment on the rehabilitation of hysterical paraplegia.
We reported the most dramatic type of conversion disorder, hysterical paralysis, in which full recovery was obtained with early recognition and rehabilitation approach including faradic stimulation. PMID: 28582839 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation)
Source: Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation - June 8, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: J Back Musculoskelet Rehabil Source Type: research

Prolotherapy: An effective therapy for Tietze syndrome.
CONCLUSION: Prolotherapy could be performed safely and is a method with a favorable long term treatments for t he Tietze Syndrome. It may be the ideal procedure for patients with drugs side effects and advers events especially for those with limited liver and kidney reserve or significant comorbidities. PMID: 28505950 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation)
Source: Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation - May 18, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: J Back Musculoskelet Rehabil Source Type: research

Reliability of mechanomyographic amplitude measurements for trunk muscles during maximal voluntary isometric contraction.
CONCLUSIONS: This study demonstrates that MMG is a reliable measurement to detect the activation amplitudes of trunk muscles during MVIC. PMID: 28505951 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation)
Source: Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation - May 18, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: J Back Musculoskelet Rehabil Source Type: research

Independent predictors of mortality in subacute and chronic stroke patients: A single center study in Turkey.
Authors: Öztürk GT, Erden E, Yalçın S, Bölük H, Karabay İ, Sümer G, Durmuş E, Ersöz M, Kara M Abstract BACKGROUND: Although the long-term survival and related predictors have been identified in stroke patients, there is little evidence about the mortality rates and its associated factors in stroke patients treated in rehabilitation units. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate 5-year mortality rates of patients with stroke and its relationship with the clinical characteristics after inpatient subacute-chronic rehabilitation. METHODS: The files of 1016 stroke patients (482 male, 534 f...
Source: Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation - May 18, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: J Back Musculoskelet Rehabil Source Type: research

Understanding the complete pathophysiology of chronic mild to moderate neck pain: Implications for the inclusion of a comprehensive sensorimotor evaluation.
Authors: Cheever KM, Myrer JW, Johnson AW, Fellingham GW Abstract BACKGROUND: Inconsistencies in the literature concerning the effect of neck pain have led to a lack of understanding concerning the complete pathophysiology of neck pain. While the effect of neck pain on motor function as measured by active range of motion and isometric neck strength is well documented the effect of neck pain on sensory measures such as tactical acuity and neck reposition error (NRE) remain poorly understood. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to evaluate a combined sensorimotor evaluation to explore the potential benefits ...
Source: Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation - May 18, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: J Back Musculoskelet Rehabil Source Type: research

Manipulative rehabilitation applied soon after lumbar disc surgery improves late post-operative functional disability: A preliminary 2-year follow-up study.
Authors: Kim BJ, Kim T, Ahn J, Cho H, Kim D, Yoon B Abstract BACKGROUND: Studies have shown late post-operative physical disability and residual pain in patients following lumbar disc surgery despite growing evidence of its beneficial effects. Therefore, rehabilitation is required to minimise the late post-operative complications. OBJECTIVE: To assess the feasibility of manipulative rehabilitation to improve late post-operative outcomes. METHODS: Twenty-one patients aged 25-65 years undergoing lumbar microdiscectomy were randomly assigned to the rehabilitation group (n = 14) or active control group (n = 7) ...
Source: Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation - May 18, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: J Back Musculoskelet Rehabil Source Type: research

The immediate effects of manual stretching and cervicothoracic junction manipulation on cervical range of motion and upper trapezius pressure pain thresholds.
This study demonstrates the potential independent effectiveness of spinal thrust manipulation or stretching for reducing PPTs at the upper trapezius. Future research should further evaluate the limitation of PPTs as a measure of muscle sensitivity as well as factors that may contribute to variability in the measurements among individuals seeking care. PMID: 28505955 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation)
Source: Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation - May 18, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: J Back Musculoskelet Rehabil Source Type: research

Regression of lumbar disc herniation by physiotherapy. Does non-surgical spinal decompression therapy make difference? Double-blind randomized controlled trial.
CONCLUSIONS: This study showed that patients with LHNP received physiotherapy had improvement based on clinical and radiologic evidence. NSDT can be used as assistive agent for other physiotherapy methods in treatment of lumbar disc herniation. PMID: 28505956 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation)
Source: Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation - May 18, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: J Back Musculoskelet Rehabil Source Type: research

Spindle cell type malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumor arising in benign schwannoma with multiple intraosseous spinal metastasis: A case report.
Authors: Chung JY, Kim SS, Kim SK Abstract BACKGROUND: Malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumor (MPNST) arising in benign schwannoma with multiple intraosseous spinal metastasis is extremely rare, having a highly aggressive progression and poor prognosis. In such cases, the malignant cells of MPNST usually have an epithelioid morphology. Here, the authors present a very rare case of spindle cell type MPNST arising in benign schwannoma. CASE: A 47-year-old woman had a history of wide marginal excision of right buttock spindle cell sarcoma previously. However, metastatic lesions to C7, L1 body, and the right lung ...
Source: Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation - May 18, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: J Back Musculoskelet Rehabil Source Type: research

Lateral ankle pain and peroneal tendon subluxation in a patient with peroneal quartus muscle and superior peroneal retinaculum injury.
Authors: Yıldız D, Ekiz T, Doğan A PMID: 28505958 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation)
Source: Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation - May 18, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: J Back Musculoskelet Rehabil Source Type: research

The application of a pre-positioned upper cervical traction mobilization to patients with painful active cervical rotation impairment: A case series.
CONCLUSIONS: The application this UC traction based mobilization improved active cervical rotation, end range rotation pain response, did not cause pain during its application and did not alter blood flow through the VA during application. PMID: 28505959 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation)
Source: Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation - May 18, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: J Back Musculoskelet Rehabil Source Type: research

Normal aging of the lumbar spine in women.
Authors: Yildiz HK, Ekin EE Abstract BACKGROUND: Lumbar lordosis is required for bipedalism. OBJECTIVES: To investigate age-related changes in lumbar lordosis and to clarify the relationships between lumbar lordosis and vertebral wedging and disc degeneration. METHODS: A total of 300 women were included in this retrospective study, 50 in each of six age groups (20-, 30-, 40-, 50-, 60- and 70-year-olds). Patients with vertebral collapse, instable fracture or disc sequestration were excluded. In each patient, lumbar lordosis angle, posterior vertebral wedging, L5-S1 intervertebral disc angle, L5/L1 vertebral ...
Source: Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation - May 18, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: J Back Musculoskelet Rehabil Source Type: research

Effects of dual-task conditions on cervical spine movement variability.
Authors: Niederer D, Vogt L, Vogel J, Banzer W Abstract BACKGROUND: The potential to accurately perform cervical movements during more challenging tasks might be of importance to prevent dysfunctional motion characteristics. Although sensorimotor function during dual-task conditions are of increasing interest in biomedical and rehabilitation research, effects of such conditions on movement consistency of the neck have not yet been investigated. OBJECTIVE: In this crossover MiSpEx(Medicine in Spine Exercise)-diagnostic study, we aimed to explore differences between single and dual-task conditions on cervical mov...
Source: Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation - May 18, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: J Back Musculoskelet Rehabil Source Type: research

Assessment of body parameters' symmetry in child violinists.
CONCLUSIONS: Position maintained while playing the violin changed some parameters characterizing the curvature of the spine in frontal plane. We found the importance of detailed analysis of children body posture and its critical assessment. PMID: 28505962 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation)
Source: Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation - May 18, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: J Back Musculoskelet Rehabil Source Type: research

Trunk muscle activation levels during eight stabilization exercises used in the functional kinetics concept: A controlled laboratory study.
Authors: Horsak B, Wunsch R, Bernhart P, Gorgas AM, Bichler R, Lampel K Abstract BACKGROUND: To ensure accurate implementation of stabilization exercises in rehabilitation, physical therapists need to understand the muscle activation patterns of prescribed exercise. OBJECTIVE: Compare muscle activity during eight trunk and lumbar spine stabilization exercises of the Functional Kinetics concept by Klein-Vogelbach. METHODS: A controlled laboratory study with a single-group repeated-measures design was utilized to analyze surface electromyographic intensities of 14 female and 6 male young healthy participants ...
Source: Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation - May 18, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: J Back Musculoskelet Rehabil Source Type: research

The effectiveness of a cognitive behavioral exercise approach (CBEA) compared to usual care in patients with a Whiplash associated disorder: A quasi-experimental clinical trial.
Authors: Villafañe JH, Perucchini D, Cleland JA, Barbieri C, de Lima E Sá Resende F, Negrini S Abstract BACKGROUND: Whiplash Associated Disorders (WAD) is a biopsychosocial problem, education may be an essential part in the treatment and the prevention of chronic WAD. However, it is still unclear which type of educative intervention has already been used in WAD patients and how effective such interventions are. OBJECTIVE: To examine the effectiveness of a cognitive behavioral exercises approach (CBEA) for self-training of the neck relative to usual care in individuals with WAD in acute phase. ...
Source: Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation - May 1, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: J Back Musculoskelet Rehabil Source Type: research

The effects of neural mobilization on cervical radiculopathy patients' pain, disability, ROM, and deep flexor endurance.
Authors: Kim DG, Chung SH, Jung HB Abstract BACKGROUND: Cervical radiculopathy (CR) is a disease of the cervical spine and a space-occupying lesion that occurs because of pathological problems with cervical nerve roots. Nerve root injury to produce functional disability. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of neural mobilization with manual cervical traction (NMCT) compared with manual cervical traction (MCT) on pain, functional disability, muscle endurance, and range of motion (ROM) in individuals with CR patients. METHODS: A blinded randomized clinical trial was conducted. Thir...
Source: Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation - May 1, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: J Back Musculoskelet Rehabil Source Type: research

Correlation between forward head posture, respiratory functions, and respiratory accessory muscles in young adults.
CONCLUSION: FHP may act to lower respiratory functions, and thus, the maintenance of correct head posture is required to prevent such functional reductions. PMID: 28453447 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation)
Source: Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation - May 1, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: J Back Musculoskelet Rehabil Source Type: research

Cumulative trauma disorders: A review.
CONCLUSIONS: Workplace environment, same task repeatability and little variability, decreased time for rest, increase in expectations are major factors for developing CTDs. Prevention of its etiology and early diagnosis can be the best to decrease its incidence and severity. For effective management of CTDs, its treatment should be divided into Primordial, Primary, Secondary and Tertiary prevention. PMID: 28453448 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation)
Source: Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation - May 1, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: J Back Musculoskelet Rehabil Source Type: research

Effect of upright and slouch sitting postures and voluntary teeth clenching on hand grip strength in young male adults.
CONCLUSIONS: As compared to upright sitting, higher HGS values can be obtained during slouch sitting in young healthy males. Teeth clenching does not affect the HGS values during slouch or upright sitting posture. PMID: 28453449 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation)
Source: Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation - May 1, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: J Back Musculoskelet Rehabil Source Type: research

Muscle function and size in the lumbar spine before and after a four week exercise intervention.
CONCLUSIONS: Exercise improved the performance of the trunk muscles despite no impact on CSA. This demonstrated the importance of obtaining a wide range of measures when assessing the effectiveness of exercise intervention programmes. PMID: 28453450 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation)
Source: Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation - May 1, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: J Back Musculoskelet Rehabil Source Type: research

Sensitivity for palpating lumbopelvic soft- tissues and bony landmarks and its associated factors: A single-blinded diagnostic accuracy study.
CONCLUSIONS: Systematic and propagation errors were present using sequential palpatory methods. Palpation in men was more sensitive and higher BMI was associated with lower sensitivity for lumbopelvic landmarks. PMID: 28453451 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation)
Source: Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation - May 1, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: J Back Musculoskelet Rehabil Source Type: research

The efficacy of a HUBER exercise system mediated sensorimotor training protocol on proprioceptive system, lumbar movement control and quality of life in patients with chronic non-specific low back pain.
Authors: Letafatkar A, Nazarzadeh M, Hadadnezhad M, Farivar N Abstract BACKGROUND: There is a relation between deficits of the proprioceptive system and movement control dysfunction in patients with chronic low back pain (LBP) but, the exact mechanism of this relation is unknown. Exercise therapy has been recognized as an effective method for low back pain treatment. In spite of this, it is not clear which of the various exercise therapy programs lead to better results. OBJECTIVE: Therefore, the present analyze the efficacy of a HUBER study aims to exercise system mediated sensorimotor training protocol on prop...
Source: Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation - May 1, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: J Back Musculoskelet Rehabil Source Type: research

Whole body vibration versus magnetic therapy on bone mineral density in elderly osteoporotic individuals.
Authors: Shanb AAE, Youssef EF, Muaidi QI, Alothman AA Abstract BACKGROUND: Osteoporosis, which develops gradually and progresses without significant signs and symptoms, is one of the most common musculoskeletal conditions associated with aging. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the effects of whole body vibration (WBV) or magnetic therapy in addition to standard pharmacological treatment on bone mineral density (BMD) in elderly individuals being treated for osteoporosis. METHODS: Eighty-five participants, 60-75 years of age, were randomly divided into three groups. All three groups received the same standard pharmac...
Source: Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation - May 1, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: J Back Musculoskelet Rehabil Source Type: research

The effect of intra-articular hyaluronate and tramadol injection on patients with adhesive capsulitis of the shoulder.
CONCLUSIONS: Intra-articular hyaluronate with tramadol showed more rapid and strong analgesic effects than intra-articular hyaluronate alone and did not induce any adverse effects. PMID: 28453454 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation)
Source: Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation - May 1, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: J Back Musculoskelet Rehabil Source Type: research

Spinal cord injury in elderly patients admitted to a tertiary hospital.
Authors: de Melo-Neto JS, de Campos Gomes F, de Morais DF, Tognola WA Abstract BACKGROUND: Spinal cord injury (SCI) has a negative impact on quality of life and healthcare costs. In recent years with the age pyramid inversion, there has been a high prevalence of SCI in the elderly. These patients must be studied in order to invest in the prevention and treatment of SCI in these patients. OBJECTIVE: To identify the characteristics and clinical aspects of spinal cord injury (SCI) in the elderly. METHODS: Retrospective study of elderly patients (≥ 60 years of age) with a clinical diagnosis of SCI. Clinical ...
Source: Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation - May 1, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: J Back Musculoskelet Rehabil Source Type: research

Lasting relief of chronic anterior knee pain in young adult after ten weekly inductive physiotherapy sessions: A case report.
CONCLUSION: This case could pave the way to an innovative neurological approach to the management of patellofemoral pain syndrome in the young adult. PMID: 28436386 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation)
Source: Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation - April 25, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: J Back Musculoskelet Rehabil Source Type: research

Musculoskeletal symptoms of the neck and shoulder among dental practitioners.
CONCLUSION: The discomforts deriving from the cervical part of the spine are present at great percentage of our examinees. Considering the fact that the said discomforts affect performing both professional and everyday activities, its prevention is necessary in order to avoid the consequences they carry. PMID: 28387655 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation)
Source: Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation - April 8, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: J Back Musculoskelet Rehabil Source Type: research

Wheelchair appropriateness in children with cerebral palsy: A single center experience.
CONCLUSION: In the light of our results, 80% of the children with cerebral palsy seem to use inappropriate wheelchair. Individually designed wheelchairs should be maintained for these children. PMID: 28387656 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation)
Source: Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation - April 8, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: J Back Musculoskelet Rehabil Source Type: research

The importance of orthoses on activities of daily living in patients with unilateral lower limb amputations.
CONCLUSIONS: We observed that there was significant improvement in ADL when conventional prostheses replaced with advanced technology prostheses in unilateral lower extremity amputation patients. PMID: 28387657 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation)
Source: Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation - April 8, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: J Back Musculoskelet Rehabil Source Type: research

Do Turkish patients with lumbar disc herniation know body mechanics?
CONCLUSION: This study shows that individuals with lumbar disc herniation have not enough information about body mechanics and they experienced long-term severe pain. Nurses and other health care workers have important role in explaining the importance of body mechanics to the patients and should encourage them to use that in daily life. PMID: 28387658 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation)
Source: Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation - April 8, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: J Back Musculoskelet Rehabil Source Type: research

Relationship between mechanical factors and pelvic tilt in adults with and without low back pain.
Authors: Król A, Polak M, Szczygieł E, Wójcik P, Gleb K Abstract BACKGROUND: The assessment of the lumbo-pelvic complex parameters is the basic procedure during the examination of the patients with low back pain syndrome (LBP). OBJECTIVE: The aim of the study was to define the relationship between pelvic tilt and following factors: age, BMI, ability to activate deep abdominal muscles, iliopsoas and hamstrings muscles length, lumbar lordosis and thoracic kyphosis angle value, in adults with and without low back pain. METHODS: The study covered a group of 60 female students aged 20-26. Average ...
Source: Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation - April 5, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: J Back Musculoskelet Rehabil Source Type: research