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Relationship between mechanical factors and incidence of low back pain.
STUDY DESIGN A multifactorial cross-sectional nonexperimental design. OBJECTIVES To collectively investigate the association among 17 mechanical factors and occurrence of low back pain (LBP). Expand
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The effect of dry needling on pain, pressure pain threshold and disability in patients with a myofascial trigger point in the upper trapezius muscle.
Dry needling (DN) has been used recently by physical therapists as a therapy of choice for patients with myofascial trigger points (TrP). The purpose of this randomized controlled trial was toExpand
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The relationship between pelvic cross syndrome and chronic low back pain
Objective: Specific patterns of muscle impairments, known as Pelvic Cross Syndrome (PCS), in the lumbo-pelvic region have been attributed to causing chronic Low Back Pain (LBP). In PCS, based onExpand
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Effects of lifestyle and work-related physical activity on the degree of lumbar lordosis and chronic low back pain in a Middle East population.
The relationship between the degree of lumbar lordosis and chronic low back pain (LBP) has long been speculated. It is postulated that prolonged sitting and sedentary lifestyle might change theExpand
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Altered muscular activation during prone hip extension in women with and without low back pain
BackgroundAltered movement pattern has been associated with the development of low back pain (LBP). The purpose of this study was to investigate the activity pattern of the ipsilateral erector spinaeExpand
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The neurophysiological effects of dry needling in patients with upper trapezius myofascial trigger points: study protocol of a controlled clinical trial
Introduction Dry needling (DN) is an effective method for the treatment of myofascial trigger points (MTrPs). There is no report on the neurophysiological effects of DN in patients with MTrPs. TheExpand
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The statistical analysis of single-subject data: a comparative examination.
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE The purposes of this study were to examine whether the use of three different statistical methods for analyzing single-subject data led to similar results and to identifyExpand
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The relationship between hip abductor muscle strength and iliotibial band tightness in individuals with low back pain
BackgroundShortening of the iliotibial band (ITB) has been considered to be associated with low back pain (LBP). It is theorized that ITB tightness in individuals with LBP is a compensatory mechanismExpand
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Relationship between muscle length and moment arm on EMG activity of human triceps surae muscle.
PURPOSE The purpose of this experiment was to evaluate the effects of both muscle length and moment arm (MA) on the electromyographic (EMG) and force output of the triceps surae (TS) muscle. Expand
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Clinical Effectiveness of Dry Needling Immediately After Application on Myofascial Trigger Point in Upper Trapezius Muscle.
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of dry needling (DN) on pain intensity and pressure pain threshold (PPT) compared with ischemic compression (IC) immediately and 48Expand
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