Richard OʼSullivan

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STUDY DESIGN Cross-sectional, community-based study. OBJECTIVE To investigate the relationships between obesity, disc height, and low back pain in the lumbosacral spine. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA Although obesity is a recognized risk factor for low back pain, our understanding of the mechanisms for this is limited. The evidence for an association(More)
STUDY DESIGN A cross-sectional, community-based study. OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to investigate the relationship between structural features of the thoracolumbar fascia and low back pain and disability. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA The thoracolumbar fascia plays a role in stabilization of the spine by transmitting tension from the spinal and(More)
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