The Force-Time Characteristics of Manual Spinal Mobilization (SMob) For Precision Low Back Pain Management

Spinal Mobilization SMob

The Force-Time Characteristics of Manual Spinal Mobilization (SMob) For Precision Low Back Pain Management Musculoskeletal disorders, a global challenge impacting lives, demand effective interventions. Many patients head towards healthcare professionals for effective and modern approaches as they intervene. Manual spinal mobilization (SMob) is a key player in their management, offering a different perspective on alleviating […]

Vacuum sign indicating hypermobility? Degenerative Spondylolisthesis Study

vacuum sign

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 whereby one vertebra slips on another. However, it is sometimes difficult to ascertain whether this slippage is stable or […]

Does Spinal Posture Act as a Trigger for an Episodic Headache?

Does Spinal Posture Act as a Trigger for an Episodic Headache

A review 1, found in Current Pain and Headache Reports was conducted to see if there was indeed a valid link between spinal posture acting as a trigger for an episodic headache. While the review concluded more research is required, it did present some interesting results. The Global Issue of Headaches According to the WHO […]

Analyzing the Sensorimotor Control of the Spine

Analyzing the Sensorimotor Control of the Spine

A review 1 was conducted to analyze the sensorimotor control of the spine. The overall conclusion of the review was that spinal structures were capable of monitoring sensory information and can control spinal muscles. They could likely offer kinesthetic perception to the sensory cortex. Why Conduct such a Review? One of the most common medical […]

Non-Specific LBP Patients with Severe DD Experience Less Favorable SMT Outcomes: A Review

Spinal manipulation, DDD

A follow-up MRI study 1 of how non-specific lower back pain (LBP) patients responded to spinal manipulative therapy (SMT) showed that, while there were no significant differences in spinal degenerative features across responding and non-responding groups studied, the non-responding patient group appeared to have more severe degenerative features and lower baseline ADC values in their […]