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The strength issue There is more confusion about the issue of trunk strength and its relation to back pain and injury prevention. What we do know is that trunk muscle control including force losses can be present as a consequence of back pain / injury. However, from here several assumptions are often made: 1 That loss of core muscle strength could lead to back injury, 2 That increasing core strength can alleviate back pain To what force level do the trunk muscles need to co-contract in order to stabilise the spine In standing the deep erector spinal, psoas and quadratus lumborum are virtually silent! During bending and lifting a weight of about 15 kg co-contraction increases by only 1. These low levels of activation raise the question of why strength exercises are prescribed when such low levels of co-contraction forces are needed for functional movement. Such low co-contraction levels suggest the strength losses are unlikely ever to be an issue for spinal stabilisation. A person would have to loose substantial trunk muscle mass before it will destabilise the spine! The low levels of trunk muscle co-contraction also have important clinical implications. It means that most individuals would find it impossible to control such low levels of activity or even be aware of it. If they are aware of it they are probably co-contracting well above the normal levels needed for stabilisation. This would come at a cost of increasing the compression of the lumbar spine and reducing the economy of movement (see discussion below). Improvement appeared to be mainly due to changes in neural activation of the lumbar muscles and psychological changes concerning, for example, motivation or pain tolerance [48]. No studies to date have shown atrophy of abdominal muscles and no studies have shown that strengthening the core muscles, in particular the abdominal muscles and TrA, would reduce back pain (see discussion below). It is doubtful that there exists a core group of trunk muscle that operated independently of all other trunk muscles during daily or sport activities [37, 60]. The motor output and the recruitment of muscles is extensive [61, 62], effecting the whole body. To specifically activate the core muscles during functional movement the individual would have to override natural patterns of trunk muscle activation. This would be impractical, next to impossible and potentially dangerous ? Individuals in an externally loaded state appear to select a natural muscular activation pattern appropriate to maintain spine stability sufficiently. Conscious adjustments in individual muscles around this natural level may actually decrease the stability margin of safety [63]. If you bring your hand to your mouth the nervous system thinks hand to mouth rather than flex the biceps, than the pectoral etc. Single muscle control is relegated in the hierarchy of motor processes to spinal motor centers - a process that would be distant from conscious control (interestingly even the motor neurons of particular muscles are intermingled rather than being distinct anatomical groups in the spinal cord [65]). Indeed, it has demonstrated that when tapping the tendons of rectus abdominis, external oblique and internal oblique the evoked stretch reflex responses can be observed not only in muscle tapped, but it spreads equally to muscles on the ipsilateral and contralateral sides of the abdomen [66]. This suggests sensory feedback and reflex control of the abdominal muscles is functionally related and would therefore be difficult to separate by conscious effort. First, it is doubtful that following injury only one group or single muscles would be affected. It is well documented that other muscle are involved ? multifidus [68], psoas [69], diaphragm [8], pelvic floor muscles [70], gluteals [71] etc. Indeed, there is no support from research that TrA can be singularly activated [62]. The novice patient is more likely to contract wide groups of abdominal muscles [6, 41, 73]. So if we practice playing the piano we become a good pianist, hence a similarity principle. This adaptation to the activity is not only reserved to learning processes, it has profound physical manifestations - hence the specificity principle in training [74]. If a subject is trained to contract their TrA or any anterior abdominal muscle while lying on their back [75], there is no guarantee that this would transfer to control and physical adaptation during standing, running, bending, lifting, sitting etc. This is reflected in one study which assessed the effect of training on a Swiss ball on core stability muscles and the economy of running [76]! In this study it was rediscovered that practicing the banjo does not help to play the piano.

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Possible predisposing factors are pregnancy, general joint laxity, sagittal orientation of facet joints, and an increased pedicle- facet angle (Sengupta & Herkowitz 2005). Lumbar spinal stenosis refers to anatomical reduction of the spinal canal, and is associated with clinical symptoms (Siebert et al. Spinal stenosis can be classified according to etiology (primary and sec- ondary) and anatomy (central, lateral, foraminal or any combination of these locations). Primary stenosis is caused by congenital abnormalities and second- ary stenosis is caused by degenerative changes. Lumbar spinal stenosis can be caused by various factors which are related to degenerative processes of the lumbar spine. 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However, radiological lumbar spinal stenosis is not necessarily the cause of symptoms, since up to 20% of asymptomatic subjects have imaging findings consistent with spinal stenosis (Genevay & Atlas 2010). In degenerative disc disease, degeneration occurs at a faster rate, rendering it a condition often encountered in individuals of working age (Taher et al. The degeneration of a painful disc may originate from the injury and subse- quent repair of anulus fibrosus, which later may cause the ingrowth of vascu- larized granulation tissue along torn fissures, extending from the external layer of the anulus fibrosus into the nucleus pulposus (Peng et al. It is probable that both overloading and immobilization 30 can induce tissue injury and/or adaptive changes resulting in disc degeneration. Adverse mechanical conditions can be due to external forces, or may result from impaired neuromuscular control of the paraspinal and abdominal muscles (Stokes & Iatridis 2004, Adams, Stefanakis & Dolan 2010). Degenerative disc disease can result in abnormal segmental motion and biomechanical instability, causing pain. However, the relationship between instability and degenerative disc disease is not clear (Inoue & Espinoza Orias 2011). Conservative treatment of spondylolisthesis, lumbar spinal stenosis, and degenerative disc disease may include medication, bracing, physiotherapy mo- dalities for pain relief, manual therapy, strengthening/stabilization exercises, aerobic conditioning, behavioural treatment and multidisciplinary rehabilita- tion (Joaquim et al. Spinal fusion can be implemented via multiple approaches: posterior, pos- terolateral and interbody fusion. After the emergence of pedicle screw fixation devices in the 1980s, posterolateral fusion with instrumentation has become the most common approach (Figure 6). Pedicle screw fixation with adjoining rods is thought to provide initial immobilization allowing an environment for fusion to occur, permit correction of deformity, and enable immediate post-operative mobilization of the patient. The main disadvantage of this posterior approach is the injury to the stabilizing posterior muscles of the spine and their nerve sup- ply. In the lumbar fusion group, extensor muscle strength and endurance were lower at the 1-year follow-up than baseline values. In the con- servatively treated group, muscle strength increased and muscle endurance remained unchanged. The researchers noticed a decrease of about 20% in isoki- netic trunk extension strength from the preoperative level during a 1-year fol- low-up in the fusion group. However, in their 9-year follow-up study the dif- ference in trunk muscle strength between the two groups had disappeared, but trunk extensor-flexor imbalance remained observable in both groups (Froholdt et al. If paraspinal mus- cle damage is minimized by using a mini-invasive technique, this may have positive effects on postoperative trunk extensor muscle performance (Kim et al. Muscle atrophy was also associated with postoperative pain and disabil- ity after a one-year follow-up (Fan et al. Reducing the number of mobile lumbar segments alters the biomechanical behaviour of the adjacent motion segments. In a 24-month follow-up study, monosegmental fusion did not significantly change the total lumbar range of motion but increased the motion of the adjacent segment, if the fused segment was L5-S1. L5-S1 fusion also increased the contribution of L4-5 to the total lum- bar range of movement (Auerbach et al.

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Stretch ing in the rehabilitation of low-back pain Gibson 1993 patients. The comparison of the results of manual therapy versus physiotherapy methods used in treatment of Gilbert 1985 patients with low back pain syndromes. J Manipulative Physiol Ther 1992;15: trial of rotational manipulation of the trunk. Short-term randomized clinical trial comparing two physiotherapy responsiveness of manual thoracic end-play assessment to spinal interventions for chronic low back pain. An open controlled assessment of Haas 2004 osteopathic manipulation in non-specic low-back pain. Self-report measures best explain changes in Hawk 2006 disability compared with physical measures after exercise Hawk C, Rupert R, Colonvega M, Boyd J, Hall S. Effects of different treatment comparison of chiropractic and hospital outpatient management modalities on gait symmetry and clinical measures for sacroiliac for low back pain: results from extended follow-up. A randomized trial of combined manipulation, and active rehabilitation in the treatment of non specic low back stabilizing exercises, and physician consultation compared to pain with particular reference to a patients Linton & Hallden physician consultation alone for chronic low back pain. Functional stabilizing exercises, and physician consultation compared to outcomes of low back pain: comparison of four treatment groups in physician consultation alone for chronic low back pain: a a randomized controlled trial. Spinal manipulative therapy for chronic low-back pain (Review) 38 Copyright ? 2011 the Cochrane Collaboration. Manipulative manipulation and conventional treatment in back pain therapy versus education in chronic low back pain. Chiropractic References to studies awaiting assessment adjustments: Results of a controlled clinical trial in Egypt. J Manipulative Physiol Ther 2005;28: Efcacy of conventional physiotherapy and manipulative 493?501. British Medical Journal 1978;2: both the short-term (after 12 weeks) and long-term (after 52 1338?40. One-year follow-up effectiveness of the three interventions using:Patient-rated comparison of the cost and effectiveness of chiropractic and outcomes: low-back disability, general health status, patient physiotherapy as primary management for back pain. Subgroup satisfaction, improvement, and medication use measured by self- analysis, recurrence, and additional health care utilization. Spine report questionnairesObjective functional performance outcomes: 1998;23(17):1875?83. Predictive factors for 1-year outcome of measured by examiners masked to treatment group assignmentCost low-back and neck pain in patients treated in primary care: measures: direct and indirect costs of treatment measured by comparison between the treatment strategies chiropractic and questionnaires, phone interviews, and medical records. Am J painBuilding upon the principal investigators previous Physical Med 1984;63:217?25. A randomized-control study of active and passive acute low-back pain:chiropractic spinal manipulationrehabilitative treatments for chronic low back pain following L5 laminectomy. J exerciseself care education Theprimary aim is to examine the Orthop Sports Phys Ther 1994;20:276?86. The Nordic Back Pain Subpopulation Program: effectiveness and cost utility of the three treatments. To assess if Validation and improvement of a predictive model for treatment there are clinically important differences between pre-specied outcome in patients with low back pain receiving chiropractic subgroups of low-back pain patients. Methodological issues in function (range of motion, strength and endurance) after 12 weeks low back pain research in primary care. Identifying subgroups of patients with acute/subacute perceptions of outcome measures used in clinical trials. Is exercise therapy and A randomised controlled trial of osteopathic manipulative manipulation effective in low back pain. Tidsskr Nor Laegeforen treatment and ultrasound physical therapy for chronic low-back 1999;119:2042?50. Ongoing study August 2006; estimated study completion Bronfort 2008 date: June 2010. Spine Journal 2008;Jan-Feb 8: Ongoing study March 2007; estimated completion date March 213?25. J Manipulative Physiol Ther the efcacy of manual and manipulative therapy for low-back pain 2004;27:503?8.

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Methods: Data were collected prospectively for 160 505 patients as part of a presurgical psychosocial screening Low-grade Spondylolisthesis Can Be Effectively study. Bae4 current pain level, how well their outcome met their 1Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Hospital for Joint expectations, and their level of satisfaction with surgery. Post-operatively, the median Introduction: the gold standard treatment for low- current pain level was signifcantly greater than the grade degenerative spondylolisthesis with spinal expected levels (p< 0. Results: Follow-up for the entire cohort at 24 months Introduction: Laminectomy and posterior spinal fusion was 96. There were no group differences at spondylolisthesis and spinal stenosis with signifcant low back pain. Cofex patients experienced signifcantly to the search for motion-preserving, less-invasive alternatives. The overall complication rate was similar between [Figure: Angulation (Top) and Translation (Bottom)] the groups. At 2 years fusion controls exhibited signifcantly increased sagittal plane translation (p=0. The reduced perioperative morbidity, shorter interlaminar stabilization compared to fusion in the treatment hospital length of stay, equivalent or superior clinical of spinal stenosis and degenerative spondylolisthesis. Cofex interlaminar stabilization is a safe and effcacious alternative, and provides several distinct advantages over lumbar spinal fusion with 499 pedicle screw instrumentation. Especially at L1 and L2, decompressing the executing a stable canal decompression. Purpose: Instrumented fusion after decompression Methods: the interpars distance was defned as the is a well-established treatment for symptomatic low- narrowest distance between the lateral edges of the grade spondylolisthesis. Direct measurements were recorded slip has theoretical advantages of indirect foraminal using a digital caliper accurate to 0. For 50) undergoing decompression, reduction(grade 2 digital measurements, the average interpars distances slips only, 1/3 of the series), and instrumented fusion similarly increased from L3 to L5. Excluded: high-grade slips, retro canal width was observed only across L4-L5 and an or rotational listhesis, spondylolisthesis at the end of increase in the interpars-to-spinal-canal-width ratio was a long deformity(>4 levels). Prior surgery measurements level-to-level revealed no signifcant was common: laminectomy-36, fusion-37. Arthrodesis was defned as bridging bone across the interspace, no motion on fexion/extension, and no sign of screw or cage loosening at 2 years. Even in the relatively short follow-up window of clinical outcomes for single and multi-level constructs. Less invasive surgical approaches for study in which they were randomized to either total disc degenerative scoliosis are gaining popularity, but to date, replacement or circumferential fusion for single-level there has been little published data evaluating these. Average were compared to the pre-operative assessment and are patient age was 68 years. Adjacent level surgery leading defcits identifed pre-operatively, 26 motor and 18 to secondary surgery was reported for 2. Despite advanced age and co morbidities, patient-reported clinical outcomes from this study refect promising clinical outcomes, low revision rates, and high patient satisfaction. Marys Hospital, the Catholic University, Seoul, screw appears to be more effective than the method Korea, Republic of using pedicle screw with lamina hook system, in most of clinical variables observed including decreased operation Objectives: the authors performed a retrospective time, amount of blood loss, hospital stay, fusion success study to assess the clinical and radiological outcome in rate, and clinical outcome. The average follow-up period was 37 months in improvement compared to fusion success group. Mean age was collected pre-operatively and at 6 weeks, 3 months, 6 40 years (21-55) and 59 % were women. Marnay1 1Clinique du Parc, Centre de Chirurgie Vertebrale, Castelnau le Lez, France Study design: Prospective study Purpose of the study: To describe a midline anterior approach to the lumbar spine from the right side, below the aortic bifurcation to L5S1 and by mobilizing the vena cava from right to left between L2 and L5. This retroperitoneal approach is Results: On the 154 patients who had a mobilization well described in publications and classically made from of the vena cava, no injury occurred. Major complications associated with the venous injuries occurred among the 469 approaches. No case of prospective study between August 2003 and November retrograde ejaculation was found. The low rate of venous injury is explained by the sidewall thickness of the vena cava compared to the left iliac vein sidewall. Contrary to what happens by left sided approach, the vascular retraction required for access to L4-L5 and above does not lead to arterial occlusion and therefore diminishes the risk in atheromatous patients.

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