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Diagnostic Paraspinal Musculoskeletal Ultrasonography

Pain Cure: Diagnostic Testing

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Debate has developed with respect to the use of diagnostic musculoskeletal ultrasound for inflammatory disorders of the nerve root or spinal facets. This discussion has shifted the focus from less controversial aspects of spinal diagnostic ultrasonography including measurement of spinal canal diameter, paraspinal muscle evaluation, and monitoring of intraoperative spinal decompression. This paper will review the literature with respect to the above, and present a supporting argument for the use of diagnostic musculoskeletal ultrasonography in the evaluation of paraspinal conditions involving ligamentous or muscular strain. A clinical study will be presented where images are correlated to magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), and a case report will be presented.

Reduce Back Or Leg Pain & Increase Endurance

Gait analysis can be used to reduce back or leg pain and increase endurance.

Walking is the most convenient way to travel short distances. Free joint mobility and appropriate muscle force increases walking efficiency. As the body moves forward, one limb typically provides support (the stance limb) while the other limb is advanced (the swing limb).

Shock absorption and energy conservation are important aspects of efficient walking. Altered joint motion or absent muscle forces may increase joint reaction (contact) forces and lead subsequently to additional pathology. In the early stance phase of gait, nearly 60 percent of one’s body weight is loaded abruptly (less than 20 milliseconds) onto the stance limb. Gait Analysis: Reduce Back Or Leg Pain & Increase Endurance

Carpal Tunnel

Do you feel numbness or tingling in your hand at night? Do you sometimes experience a sharp pain that goes up your arm to your shoulder? Do you have trouble holding objects without dropping them? You may be experiencing symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome.

What Is It?

Carpal tunnel syndrome is a common problem that interferes with the use of your hand. It most often occurs when tendons in the wrist are inflamed after being aggravated by repetitive movements such as typing on a computer keyboard. This may cause progressive narrowing of the carpal wrist tunnel of bone and ligament that passes through the center of the wrist. The result is pressure on the nerves to the fingers and to the muscles at the base of the thumb.