Entries by Jerome Fryer

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Assessing the Relationship Between Biomechanical Instability and Degenerative Changes in the Lumbar Spine in CLBP Patients

There still seems to be some controversy when it comes to addressing the relationship between biomechanical instability and the degenerative changes in the lumbar spine in CLBP (chronic lower back pain) patients. A study 1 decided to gather more data about it. Why such a focus? Chronic low back pain or CLBP may be caused […]

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Do Concepts of Stability and Instability Matter for Back Pain?

A clinical commentary 1 in the Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy was conducted to see if the concepts of stability and instability had any value when talking about Back Pain. The commentary’s argument was that the view of stability needed to be broadened and should also integrate interdisciplinary knowledge. Such a change was […]

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How Much Does Pelvic Incidence Impact Sitting and Standing Positions?

A study 1 in the European Science Journal aimed to observe if (and how) lumbo-pelvic sagittal alignment was likely affected by pelvic incidence (or PI). The results showed a correlation between PI and the change in lumbo-pelvic parameters between sitting and standing positions. Why conduct such a study? Over the decades, modern society has urged […]

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An Overview of the Molecular Mechanisms of Intervertebral Disc Degeneration

A review article 1 in Spine Surgery and Related Research presented an interesting overview of the molecular mechanisms involved in the degeneration of intervertebral discs. The review also described certain molecular targets and therapies that may help with intervertebral regeneration and repair. Why do such a Review? Even though life expectancy has increased over the […]