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Pubertal growth spurt differentiates adults with low back pain from their asymptomatic peers

Goal of the Study? Disc degeneration (DD) is associated with ageing. However, DD is not always associated with lower back pain. This ISSLS Prize-Winning 2022 study[1.Accelerated disc degeneration after pubertal growth spurt differentiates adults…
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…
Vacuum PhenomenonDynamic Disc Designs Corp.
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Vacuum Phenomenon – What is it and can it tell us anything about the dynamics of the spine?

Goal of the Study? Intradiscal vacuum phenomenon is a commonly observed radiological finding in the spine but not much is known about its pathophysiology. A recent paper was published in The European Spine Journal[1.Advanced disc degeneration,…
Occupational LBP
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Association between sitting and occupational LBP

Goal of the Study? In this 2007 systematic literature review from the European Spine Journal[1.Association between sitting and occupational LBP] the authors’ goals were twofold:  (1) Review appropriate literature that examines the association…
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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…
Sinuvertebral Nerve
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Clinical anatomy of the lumbar sinuvertebral nerve with regard to discogenic low back pain and review of literature

Goal of the Study? In this clinical anatomical study and literature review article from the European Spine Journal [1. Clinical anatomy of the lumbar sinuvertebral nerve with regard to discogenic low back pain and review of literature] the…
sedentary behaviour
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Association between sedentary behaviour and low back pain

Goal of the Study? In this qualitative systematic review and meta-analysis article from the Journal of Health Promotion Perspectives [1. Association between sedentary behavior and low back pain A systematic review and meta-analysis] the authors…
LBP Flares
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Risk Factors for Low Back Pain ‘Flares’ and Definitions | ISSLS PRIZE IN CLINICAL SCIENCE 2021

Goal of the Study? In this case-crossover study from the European Spine Journal[1. ISSLS PRIZE IN CLINICAL SCIENCE 2021: What are the risk factors for low back pain flares and does this depend on how flare is defined?] the authors’ goals…
lumbar stiffness
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A cross-sectional analysis of persistent low back pain using correlations between lumbar stiffness pressure pain threshold and heat pain threshold

Goal of the Study? In this primary research article[1. A cross-sectional analysis of persistent low back pain using correlations between lumbar stiffness pressure pain threshold and heat pain threshold], the authors had two goals: (a) Determine…