January 18, 2019

Low Back Pain Resources

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This is a collection of various articles, blogs and resources relating to low back pain. Please use the comment form at the bottom of the page to report any broken links or for suggestions about other resources.

Massage and Low Back Pain

Non-Pharmacological Interventions for Chronic Low Back Pain: What Works Best? A Network Meta-Analysis  (preprint with The Lancet)

https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=3244928

Effects of Massage as a Combination Therapy with Lumbopelvic Stability Exercises as Compared to Standard Massage Therapy in Low Back Pain: a Randomized Cross-Over Study

http://www.ijtmb.org/index.php/ijtmb/article/view/413

The efficacy of a preparatory phase of a touch-based approach in treating chronic low back pain: a randomized controlled trial

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5404807/#!po=37.9121

Pain Science

Infographic about Back Pain

Posted by Movement Pain Physiotherapy on Sunday, August 19, 2018

The Enduring Impact of What Clinicians Say to People With Low Back Pain

http://www.annfammed.org/content/11/6/527.long?fbclid=IwAR1qff7QA9xQbLzlKr28Hhcx7OSYDXhhn_AgSX29vdsEjR-H84QRwXDO8sI

10 facts about exercise and back pain

Recovery Strategies – free ebook – Greg Lehman

http://www.greglehman.ca/

Disc Herniation

Will My Disc Herniation Ever Heal?

Check out this out – bulging of the lumbar intervertebral disc in flexion.

https://www.neurodynamicsolutions.com/lumbar-disc-function—flexion.html

Natural resolution of a herniated lumbar disc

http://casereports.bmj.com/content/2013/bcr-2013-201037.long

Video: Can Herniated Discs Heal on Their Own?

https://www.spine-health.com/video/video-can-herniated-discs-heal-their-own

Spontaneous regression of sequestrated lumbar disc herniations: Literature review.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24630494?fbclid=IwAR2FQoaXk90SbFpbCRWqsDX49hMlHWpCh49U8ZzyHSJp2X-j9PBp7YTle2k

Dr. Stuart McGill

Dr. McGill: 20 Take Home Points

Back Pain Myths – Dr. Stuart McGill

Low Back Assessment with Dr. Stuart McGill

Piriformis Syndrome, Sciatica

Stressors to Muscles

video on massaging piriformis, sacrotuberous ligament

https://www.engagingmuscles.com/2018/12/18/stressors-to-muscles/

Back Mice

What in the World are Back Mice?

Back Mice Info

http://backmice.info/

Back mice – pain with mobility

Chiropractic Treatment of the Back Mouse

https://www.dynamicchiropractic.com/mpacms/dc/article.php?id=46427

Flexion and Extension Intolerance

Flexion-Intolerant Lower Back Pain (Part 1): Diagnosis

https://www.dynamicchiropractic.com/mpacms/dc/article.php?id=56837

Revisiting the Spinal Flexion Debate: Prepare for Doubt

http://www.greglehman.ca/blog/2016/01/31/revisiting-the-spinal-flexion-debate-prepare-for-doubt

Leg Length Discrepancy

Leg-length inequality in people of working age. The association between mild inequality and low-back pain is questionable.

https://europepmc.org/abstract/med/1828627

Leg-length discrepancy is associated with low back pain among those who must stand while working

https://bmcmusculoskeletdisord.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12891-015-0571-9

Anatomical Variations

Variations in Skeletal Structure

Variability in diagnostic error rates of 10 MRI centers performing lumbar spine MRI examinations on the same patient within a 3-week period

R Herzog, DR Elgort, AE Flanders, PJ Moley – The Spine Journal, 2017 – Elsevier

The Spine Journal, April 2017 Volume 17, Issue 4, Pages 554–561

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.spinee.2016.11.009

McKenzie Exercises for Your Lower Back

https://www.verywellhealth.com/mckenzie-exercises-for-your-low-back-2696222

Thoracolumbar Fascia and Low Back Pain

http://www.doctorschierling.com/blog/chronic-low-back-pain-the-thoracolumbar-model-of-back-pain-just-might-help-you-solve-yours?fbclid=IwAR3DucOecpLDa4IW6W9URya4bQKFc8rPxLY-1CgvA28G5mOSZB64bqGgZqk

Resources for Nerve Entrapment Treatment

Books

Clinical Neurodynamics – Michael Shacklock

ISBN 0-7506-5456-2

https://www.us.elsevierhealth.com/clinical-neurodynamics-9780750654562.html

You may be able to find this book for a lower price on amazon.com

Aids to the Examination of the Peripheral Nervous System

ISBN 978-0-7020-3447-3

https://www.us.elsevierhealth.com/aids-to-the-examination-of-the-peripheral-nervous-system-9780702034473.html

You may be able to find this book for a lower price on amazon.com

DVDs

Treating Trapped Nerves DVD set – Erik Dalton

Manual Therapy To Eliminate Multiple Nerve Compression Patterns 

3 Pack DVD Set – James Waslaski

www.orthomassage.net

Online

Dermal Traction Method – formerly Yank Away Pain

Dr. Phillip Snell and Dr. Justin Dean

The Hidden Nervous System – Whitney Lowe