Does Running Impact the Intervertebral Disc?

Running and IVD

The aim of our Movement blog’s research showcase is to inform professionals about significant findings related to neck and lower back pain. Physiotherapists, osteopaths, chiropractors, and spine surgeons all deal with problems that are associated with specific activities, such as running. These medical professionals can assist the patient in understanding their symptoms in an informed […]

Standing Back Extension for Low Back Pain – Static vs. Dynamic

back extensions low back pain

Background The United States Department of Labor reported over one million injuries and illnesses requiring days away from work among private industry, state, and local government employees. Of these injuries and illnesses, 16.6% were low back-related, resulting in 191,479 low back injuries requiring eight days away from work. Low back pain (LBP) is classified into […]

Advancements in Imaging Techniques for Understanding Back Pain

imaging techniques for back pain

Back pain is a prevalent condition that affects individuals of all ages and can significantly impact their daily lives. The accurate diagnosis and understanding of the underlying causes of back pain are crucial for effective treatment. Recent research conducted by Fenty and colleagues has revealed groundbreaking advancements in imaging techniques that are revolutionizing the field […]

Spine Education Models | Patient Education MRI Pathology

Image Findings

Do Image Findings for Spine Relate to Low Back Pain? a narrative review It is well known that low back pain IS a pain on the globe1 with certain countries approximating 44% of their population with at least one episode in their lifetime.2 Drilling down on the cause of such back pain has been somewhat […]

Diurnal Variations of Lumbar Discs and the Varying Contributing Factors

diurnal variations

Diurnal Variations of Lumbar Discs and the Varying Contributing Factors Sitting and Sleeping   Discs are always either filling or emptying with water. Intervertebral discs are the large hydraulic structures between vertebrae that separate them in the spine. They undergo significant compression forces while we are upright, walking and sitting, and decompress when lying down. […]

Natural Disc Height Narrowing Does Not Help with Cervical Spondylolisthesis

Disc Height Narrowing

Goal of the Study? Disc height narrowing is thought to incur stabilization over time as discs dry out and age. However, in this study1, the researchers were curious to investigate the cervical spine as most previous knowledge of degenerative spondylolisthesis has been performed in the lumbar spine. The cervical spine is structurally different compared to […]

Tensile forces create spinal spurs | Biomechanical Evaluation of Spondylophyte Development

Spondylophyte osteophyte

Goal of the Study? Bone spurs that project off vertebral bodies (spondylophytes) are common. However, the causes of their development are somewhat curious. Are these vertebral spurs due to tensile (stretching/lengthening) forces, or are they due to compressive forces? In this study1 these researchers sought to find some answers. Why are they doing this study? […]