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Exercise therapy effects on functional radiographic findings and segmental electromyographic activity in lumbar spine instability.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8379839     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Flexion-extension and traction-compression radiographs as well as functional electromyographic (EMG) analysis were used to assess nine patients with chronic low back pain and segmental instability symptoms. After a treatment program, at which time most of the patients were asymptomatic and their physical status normalized, the patients were reexamined using EMG and radiographs. No significant change was found in the functional radiographic examination, whereas the myographic findings were significantly improved. Although the number of subjects was small, the results suggest that radiographic findings correlate poorly with clinical findings. Because of the improvement of the physical and myographic findings, the term "segmental dysfunction" may better describe the disability and symptoms than does the term "segmental instability."
K A Lindgren; T Sihvonen; E Leino; M Pitkänen; H Manninen
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Archives of physical medicine and rehabilitation     Volume:  74     ISSN:  0003-9993     ISO Abbreviation:  Arch Phys Med Rehabil     Publication Date:  1993 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1993-10-19     Completed Date:  1993-10-19     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  2985158R     Medline TA:  Arch Phys Med Rehabil     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  933-9     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Rehabilitation Clinic, Kuopio University Hospital, Finland.
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MeSH Terms
Back Pain / radiography,  rehabilitation*
Chronic Disease
Exercise Therapy*
Lumbosacral Region
Middle Aged
Muscles / physiology

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