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Decoding Lumbar Facet Joint Pain: Unraveling Controversies and Clarity in Diagnosis and Treatment

RESEARCH REVIEW ON FACET JOINT PAIN AND HOW DYNAMIC DISC MODELS HELP increasing precision and reducing fears Introduction In this narrative review published in Pain Practice, we delve into the realm of pain originating…
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Pain Education Models for Better Patient Education

There you are, as a clinician, with a patient's eyes glaring at you for a reason. WHY do they hurt? It made me uncomfortable in my early years, but later, I learned that sharing your 'probable' diagnosis is essential. As a chiropractor, we are…
Tropism
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Systematic Review of Facet Tropism in the Lumbar Spine

Goal of the Study? Facet tropism (asymmetrical orientation of the apophyseal joints greater than 7 degrees) is common in the lumbar spine. And because facet joints play a crucial role in stabilizing motion segments, alteration in their orientation…
Lumbar Segmental Instability
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Research progress diagnosing methodology for lumbar segmental instability

Goal of the Study? In this systematic review and meta-analysis article from the open-access journal Medicine [1. Research progress of diagnosing methodology for lumbar segmental instability], the authors’ goal was to examine published literature…
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ISSLS Prize in Bioengineering Science 2021: in vivo sagittal motion of the lumbar spine in low back pain patients – a radiological big data study

Goal of the Study? In this study [1. ISSLS Prize in Bioengineering Science 2021: in vivo sagittal motion of the lumbar spine in low back pain patients – a radiological big data study], the authors investigated the flexion-extension range…
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The Prevalence of “Pure” Lumbar Zygapophysial Joint Pain in Patients with Chronic Low Back Pain

Goal of the Study? The objective of this study [1.The Prevalence of “Pure” Lumbar Zygapophysial Joint Pain in Patients with Chronic Low Back Pain], is to determine the prevalence of “pure” lumbar Z joint pain.   Why are…
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Does facet joint morphology affect the development of spondylolysis?

Goal of the Study? The goal of this study [1. Does facet joint morphology affect the development of spondylolysis] is to better understand whether the morphology of the facet joint contributes to spondylolysis.   Why are they doing…
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Vacuum sign indicating hypermobility? Degenerative Spondylolisthesis Study

Vacuum sign is a common radiological finding. It is also referred to as a vacuum phenomenon and often associated with degenerative spinal discs, knee joints, hip joints, and shoulder joints.  Degenerative spondylolisthesis is a spinal condition…