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Zhao, P., Chen, JL., Guan, J. (2001) 'Changes of segmental motion after spinal manipulation in patients with lumbar intervertebral disc protrusion', Zhongguo Zhong Xi Yi Jie He Za Zhi.2001 Mar;21(3):186-9.

Zhongguo Zhong Xi Yi Jie He Za Zhi.2001 Mar;21(3):186-9.

Changes of segmental motion after spinal manipulation in patients with lumbar intervertebral disc protrusion

P Zhao, L J Chen, J Guan

Abstract:

Objective: To explore the effect of manipulation on segmental motion of lumbar vertebra and the clinical significance before and after treatment, and evaluation with charge couple device (CCD) measurement system. Methods: CCD and dynamic radiography were conducted in 30 patients before and after treated by manipulation or other conservative therapy, analysis and comparisons in segmental motion ranges of flexion-extension and lateral bending, correlation between data of CCD system and radiography as well as characteristics of lumbar vertebral function recovery after manipulation were performed. Results: Certain correlation between data of CCD and radiography was shown by linear correlation test (r = 0.42-0.72, P < 0.05-0.01). Paired t test showed that the lower lumbar segmental flexion-extension function was significantly recovered (t = 2.26-2.61, P < 0.05-0.01) after manipulation, but the recovery on other segments was insignificant. Conclusion: The special designed CCD system is of important clinical significance in assessing segmental lumbar vertebral function. Lower lumbar vertebral flexion-extention functional state is a crucial criterium for evaluation of manipulative therapy in lumbar intervertebral disc protrusion.

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