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Magnetic resonance imaging and stadiometric assessment of the lumbar discs after sitting and chair-care decompression exercise: a pilot study

Goal of the Study? In this study, [1. Magnetic resonance imaging and stadiometric assessment of the lumbar discs after sitting and chair-care decompression exercise: a pilot study], the purpose was to determine the practicality of using upright magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and stadiometry to measure changes in height and alignment of the lumbar spine [...]

Biosynthesis of Human Inner Annulus Fibrosus and Nucleus Pulposus Cells May Be Related to Compressive Stress, Study Finds

Researchers observed how different magnitudes of compressive stress affected human intervertebral disc cell biosynthesis. The findings of this study [1. An in vitro study of dynamic cyclic compressive stress on human inner annulus fibrosus and nucleus pulposus cells] indicate that biosynthetic characteristics of human inner annulus fibrosus and nucleus pulposus cells may depend on the [...]

Hypermobility and Back Pain – Stability Exercises to Wind Down Pain

Hypermobility is common in the generation of back pain. Research has been revealing this for many years and recently I developed a model to help the patient see what it means to have excessive motion within the spine. Stuart McGill endorses the models I craft because it brings the research to the patients. It helps [...]

Forward Bending is the Biggest Culprit in Disc Damage

Though people usually blame lower back pain and disc damage on heavy lifting, a new study [1. Numerical Prediction of the Mechanical Failure of the Intervertebral Disc under Complex Loading Conditions]  determined that the true cause of damage is bending—specifically, in a forward direction.   While studying the effects of complex loading conditions on sheep [...]

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