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Are Structural Related Beliefs About the Low Back Actually Causing Pain?

So, I’m trying something totally new today. I created a powerpoint titled Are Structural Related Beliefs About the Low Back Actually Causing Pain? An examination of mindset and the nocebo effect. I realized I can actually narrate these powerpoints ( yes I’m far far behind on the technology knowledge curve). Take a look here, it’s about 40 minutes long

Structural Related Beliefs and Low Back[1]


Here is some further reading and some references that I cited

Christensen S., Hartvigsen J. Spinal curves and health: A systematic critical review of the epidemiological literature dealing with associations between sagittal spinal curves and health. Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics. 31: 690-714, 2008

Crum A.J., Langer E.J. Mind-set matters: Exercise and the placebo effect. Psychological science. 18: 165-171., 2007

Eriksen T.E., Kerry R., Mumford S., Noer Lie S.A., Anjum R. L. At the borders of medical reasoning: aetiological and ontological challenges of medically unexplained symptoms. Philosophy, Ethics, and Humanities in Medicine. 8:11, 2013

Lederman E. The fall of the postural-structural-biomechanical model in manual and physical therapies: Exemplified by lower back pain. Journal Of Bodywork & Movement Therapies. 15(2):131-138, 2011

Nourbakhsh M., Arabloo A., Salavati M. The relationship between pelvic cross syndrome and chronic low back pain. Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation. 19: 119-128, 2006

Nourbakhsh M.,Arab M. Relationship between mechanical factors and incidence of low back pain. Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy. 32: 447-460, 2002

Walker M., Rothstein J., Finucane S., Lamb R. Relationships between lumbar lordosis, pelvic tilt, and abdominal muscle performance. Journal of American Physical Therapy. 67: 512-516, 1987

Youdas W., Garrett T., Egan K., Therneau T. Lumbar lordosis and pelvic inclination in adults with chronic low back pain. Physical Therapy. 80: 261-275, 2000

Hartman S. Why do ineffective treatments seem helpful? A brief review. Chiropractic & Osteopathy 17:10

O’Sullivan P, Smith A, Beales D, Straker L. Association of Biopsychosocial Factors With Degree of Slump in Sitting Posture and Self-Report of Back Pain in Adolescents: A Cross-Sectional Study. Physical Therapy. 91(4):470-483, 2011

Norton B, Sahrmann S, Van Dillen L. Differences in measurements of lumbar curvature related to gender and low back pain. Journal Of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy. 34(9):524-534, 2004

Hrysomallis C, Goodman C. A review of resistance exercise and posture realignment. Journal Of Strength & Conditioning Research.15(3):385-390, 2001

Mitchell T., O’Sullivan P., Burnett A., Straker L., Smith A. Regional differences in lumbar spinal posture and the influence of low back pain. BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 9: 152-163, 2008

Van Nieuwenhuyse A., Crombez G., Burdorf A., Verbeke G., Masschelein R., Moens G., Mairiaux P. Physical characteristics of the back are not predictive of low back pain in healthy workers: A prospective study. BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 10: 2009

Herrington L. Assessment of the degree of pelvic tilt within a normal asymptomatic population. Man Ther. 16 (6): 646, 2011



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