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Epidemiological features of chronic low-back pain
Although the literature is filled with information about the prevalence and incidence of back pain in general, there is less information about chronic back pain, partly because of a lack of agreementExpand
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A study of lower-limb mechanics during stair-climbing.
The motions, forces, and moments at the major joints of the lower limbs of ten men ascending and descending stairs were analyzed using an optoelectronic system, a force-plate, and electromyography.Expand
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Prevalence of Back Pain in Pregnancy
The prevalence of back pain was studied in 855 pregnant women who were followed from the 12th week of pregnancy, every 2nd week, until childbirth. The 9-month period prevalence was 49%, with a pointExpand
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The Effect of Disc Degeneration and Facet Joint Osteoarthritis on the Segmental Flexibility of the Lumbar Spine
Study Design. A biomechanical and imaging study of human cadaveric spinal motion segments. Objective. To investigate the effect of both disc degeneration and facet joint osteoarthritis on lumbarExpand
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A Novel Rabbit Model of Mild, Reproducible Disc Degeneration by an Anulus Needle Puncture: Correlation Between the Degree of Disc Injury and Radiological and Histological Appearances of Disc
Study Design. An in vivo study to radiographically and histologically assess a new method of induction of disc degeneration. Objective. To establish a reproducible rabbit model of disc degenerationExpand
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Epidemiologic Aspects on Low-Back Pain in Industry
The role of epidemiology with respect to back pain in industry is to clarify the natural history and clinical course of the pain and to identify workplace factors and individual factors ofExpand
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Load-displacement properties of lower cervical spine motion segments.
The load-displacement behavior of 35 fresh adult cervical spine motion segments was measured in compression, shear, flexion, extension, lateral bending and axial torsion tests. Motion segments wereExpand
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Stem cell therapy for intervertebral disc regeneration: obstacles and solutions
Intervertebral disc (IVD) degeneration is frequently associated with low back and neck pain, which accounts for disability worldwide. Despite the known outcomes of the IVD degeneration cascade, theExpand
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Comparing effects of kyphoplasty, vertebroplasty, and non-surgical management in a systematic review of randomized and non-randomized controlled studies
PurposeTo determine if differences in safety or efficacy exist between balloon kyphoplasty (BKP), vertebroplasty (VP) and non-surgical management (NSM) for the treatment of osteoporotic vertebralExpand
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Report of the NIH task force on research standards for chronic low back pain.
UNLABELLED Despite rapidly increasing intervention, functional disability due to chronic low back pain (cLBP) has increased in recent decades. We often cannot identify mechanisms to explain the majorExpand
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