Psychometric Properties of the Italian Version of the Total Disability Index in Patients with Spine Pain and Disability: An Italian Cross-Cultural Adaptation, Validation and Translation

SUMMARY Background. Low back pain and neck pain are musculoskeletal disorders with the highest prevalence in the adult population. Spinal practices usually use formal questionnaires to asses and quantify pain and disability in people that suffer from back and neck pain, the aim of this study was to describe the translation and cross-cultural adaptation process … Continued

Comparing Ultrasonography Changes of Semispinalis Capitis Muscle Thickness in Forward Head Posture Subjects with and Without Pain: An Observational Study

SUMMARY Objective. FHP people showed a reduced Semi-Spinalis Capitis muscle (SECM) size in maximal isometric voluntary contraction (MVIC). Also, other studies showed less thickness of this muscle at rest in individuals with pain. So, this muscle must be paramount in subjects with FHP-accompanied neck pain in contraction. Materials and methods. We carried out this observational … Continued

Effects of Upper Cervical Spine Manual Therapy on Central Sensitization and Disability in Subjects with Migraine and Neck Pain

SUMMARY Background. Migraine is one of the most important causes of disability worldwide and is a frequently accompanied by neck pain. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of upper cervical manual therapy (MT) on headache characteristics, central sensitization (CS) and disability in subjects with migraine and neck pain. Methods. 30 subjects … Continued

Synergistic Effect of Physical Therapy Plus Pharmacological Therapy with Eperisone in Tension-Type Cervicalgia

SUMMARY Background. This study assessed the effect of eperisone + physical therapy compared with physical therapy alone on the alleviation of pain and disability experienced by patients with tension-type cervicalgia. Methods. Patients with tension-type cervicalgia were randomized to eperisone + physical therapy (Group A) or physical therapy alone (Group B). Patients were assessed at baseline … Continued