Journal of

Musculoskeletal Disorders and TreatmentISSN: 2572-3243


 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2572-3243.1510099

Comparative Effects of Sustained Natural Apophyseal Glides and Mechanical Traction in the Management of Cervical Radiculopathy: A Randomized Control Study

Adesola O Ojoawo, PhD, Bunmi J Nihinlola, MSc, Mbada E Chidozie, PhD and Timothy Adeyemi, MSc

Article Type: Research Article | First Published: June 07, 2021

Cervical radiculopathy can lead to severe pain and disability. The study compared effects of sustained natural apophyseal glides (SNAG) and mechanical cervical traction (MCT) in the management of patients with cervical radiculopathy. Forty seven patients (male: n = 24, female: n = 23) from the Physiotherapy Department, Usmanu Danfodiyo University Teaching Hospital, Sokoto were recruited for the study. Subjects were randomly allocated to SNAGS or MCT group. Subjects in SNAGS group received SNAG t...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2572-3243.1510098

Reduction in Chronic Low Back Pain Using Intervertebral Differential Dynamics Therapy (IDDT) and Routine Physiotherapy: A Retrospective Pre-Post Study

Ezinne Ekediegwu, Chike Chuka, Ifeoma Nwosu, Chuwkwudi Ogbueche, Echezona Nelson Dominic EKECHUKWU, Chigozie Uchenwoke and Adesola Odole

Article Type: Original Article | First Published: May 31, 2021

The plethora of treatments for Low Back Pain (LBP) has increased in recent times. Opioids, spinal injection, bed rest, skin traction and surgery have remained the common forms of treatment. However, there is less emphasis on pharmacological and surgical treatments in national clinical practice guidelines. Non-surgical Spinal Decompression (NSD) is a modern, though investigational non-surgical treatment technique for LBP. The aim of this report was to analyse the outcome of LBP using NSD techniqu...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2572-3243.1510097

Prevalence of Selected Musculoskeletal Disorders among the Students of Faculty of Allied Health Sciences, University of Peradeniya

Senarath MKID, Thalwaththe STRD and Tennakoon SUB

Article Type: Original Article | First Published: May 24, 2021

Musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) can affect the ability, efficiency and effectiveness, well-being, productivity, absence from work, quality of work, and performance of individuals, as well as leading to restrictions on the normal activities of students. University life is a period in which individuals experience significant changes where it can lead to MSDs in undergraduates. MSDs may cause pain in the neck, shoulder, arm, wrist, hands, upper and lower back, hips, knees and feet. This current st...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2572-3243.1510096

A Low Vitamin A Diet Decreases Skeletal Muscle Performance

Alexis Ruiz, Christoph Bachmann, Martina Franchini, Sofia Benucci, Francesco Zorzato and Susan Treves

Article Type: Original Article | First Published: May 19, 2021

Vitamin A (retinol) is an essential lipid-soluble vitamin important for a number of biological functions. In mice, reduction of its dietary content by substituting standard rodent chow with a chow containing 5 times less vitamin A and feeding mice for two generations with this modified diet, results in the depletion of all-trans- retinoic acid. In the present study we investigated if the low vitamin A diet affects skeletal muscle function. Mice fed the low vitamin A diet ran significantly less a...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2572-3243.1510095

Spontaneous Proximal Tibiofibular Joint Ganglion Cyst as a Rare Cause of Acute Foot Drop: A Case Report

Nirguna Thalla, MD, MBA, W Daniel White, MD, J Taylor Mansfield, DO, Jason M Souza, MD and Matthew E Miller, MD

Article Type: Case Report | First Published: May 10, 2021

Fibular neuropathy has several well understood causes. An extraneural ganglion cyst is a poorly understood cause of this clinically important neuromuscular condition. We report a case of a 50-year-old male who developed acute foot drop caused by a compressive ganglion cyst infiltrating the common fibular nerve at the proximal tibiofibular joint. Intraneural ganglion cysts or synovial cysts development affecting the deep fibular nerve has been reported in the literature. To our knowledge, an extr...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2572-3243.1510094

Validity of Using Cross-Sectional Area for Strength Assessment of the Supraspinatus Muscle during Diagonal Horizontal Adduction Testing with Measured Isometric Resistance Applied through Dynamometry

Steven Forbush and William Bandy

Article Type: Original Research | First Published: April 17, 2021

A new test for assessing supraspinatus muscle (SM) injury, the Diagonal Horizontal Adduction test (DHA), has been developed which demonstrates more isolation of the SM and the similar widening of cross-sectional area (CSA) visualized through musculoskeletal ultrasound (MSK). The purpose of this study was to determine whether the resistance changes in CSA of the SM using DHA testing are consistent with the forces generated by this muscle under voluntary contraction using Isometric Dynamometry (ID...

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