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1987 Volvo award in clinical sciences. A new clinical model for the treatment of low-back pain.

This classic paper published by Dr. Gordon Waddell in 1987 has been cited over 1577 times. The paper is not a study, but rather a comprehensive review of the literature from the 1970’s and 1980’s looking at the trend of increasing rates of disability associated with low back pain. Dr. Waddell used this information to […]

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Magnetic resonance imaging of the lumbar spine in people without back pain.

This study published in 1994 was similar to that of one of the most widely cited studies looking at the presence of abnormal findings on MRI scans in asymptomatic patients by Boden et al (1990).    Jensen et al evaluated the lumbar MRI scans of 98 asymptomatic volunteers and 27 patients that were symptomatic with low […]

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Abnormal magnetic-resonance scans of the lumbar spine in asymptomatic subjects. A prospective investigation.

This study published by Boden et al in 1990 was a landmark study that continues to be one of the most referenced works of all time relating to spinal disorders. Despite this study being referenced over 1000 times in the medical literature, there are several modern day concerns /criticisms of this study that must be […]

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