Apparent diffusion in nucleus pulposus is associated with pain and mobility improvements after spinal mobilization for acute low back pain

@article{Thiry2017ApparentDI,
  title={Apparent diffusion in nucleus pulposus is associated with pain and mobility improvements after spinal mobilization for acute low back pain},
  author={Paul Thiry and François Reumont and Jean-Michel Brism{\'e}e and Fr{\'e}d{\'e}ric Dierick},
  journal={bioRxiv},
  year={2017}
}
Pain perception, trunk mobility in flexion, extension, and lateral flexion, and apparent diffusion coefficient (ADC) within nucleus pulposus of all lumbar discs were collected before and after posterior-to-anterior mobilization in 16 adults with acute low back pain. ADC was computed from diffusion maps and 3 specific portions of the nucleus pulposus were investigated: anterior (ADCant), middle (ADCmid), and posterior (ADCpost), and their mean as ADCall, a summary measure of ADC within nucleus… 

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