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21.05.2019 | Original Article Open Access

A prospective, open-label, single-arm, multi-center study of intraosseous basivertebral nerve ablation for the treatment of chronic low back pain

Chronic LBP affects more than 30 million U.S. adults [ 1 , 2 ]. While nonoperative management is often successful, recurrence is common and long-term disability has been reported in up to 17% [ 3 ]. Rates of traditional surgical intervention, i.e. …

21.05.2019 | Original Article

Kinesiophobia modulates lumbar movements in people with chronic low back pain: a kinematic analysis of lumbar bending and returning movement

Musculoskeletal disorders such as chronic low back pain (CLBP) can limit ability in daily activities [ 1 ], subsequently resulting in a lower quality of life [ 2 ]. Among musculoskeletal disorders, CLBP is a highly prevalent condition in adults [ 3 …] and has been one of the most common physical complaints since the 1990s [

21.05.2019 | Original Article

Dextrose injections for failed back surgery syndrome: a consecutive case series

Chronic back pain is one of the most common degenerative diseases and a major cause of disability in the population [ 1 ]. Surgery is inevitable in some patients resistant to conservative methods. Owing to rise of scientific knowledge, surgical …

21.05.2019 | Author's Reply

Reply to the Letter to the Editor of Jin Yang et al. concerning “Correlations between sedimentation sign, dural sac cross-sectional area, and clinical symptoms of degenerative lumbar spinal stenosis” by Sangbong Ko (Eur Spine J [2018] 27: 1623–1628)

20.05.2019 | Original Article

The evaluation on neural status of cervical spinal cord in normal and Hirayama disease using diffusion tensor imaging

Hirayama disease (HD), also known as juvenile spinal muscular atrophy of the distal upper extremities, is a benign and self-limiting neurological disease that usually affects young males [ 1 ]. First discovered in 1959 by Hirayama in Japan, the …

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"European Spine Journal" is a publication founded in response to the increasing trend toward specialization in spinal surgery. The Journal is devoted to spine surgery and all related disciplines, including functional and surgical anatomy of the spine, biomechanics and pathophysiology, diagnostic procedures, and neurology. The aim of "European Spine Journal" is to support the further development of highly innovative European spine surgery and to provide an integrated and balanced view of diagnostic, research and treatment procedures that will enhance effective collaboration among specialists worldwide.

Official publication of EuroSpine, The Spine Society of Europe

Affiliated societies:
Austrian Spine Society
Belgian Spine Society (SSBe)
Brazilian Spine Society
Cervical Spine Research Society (European Section)
Czech Spine Surgery Society
Deutsche Wirbelsäulengesellschaft
Dutch Spine Society
French Society of Spine Surgery
GEER (Grupo de Estudio de Enfermedades del Raquis)
G.I.S. (Italian Spine Society)
Hellenic Spine Society
Polish Soiety of Spinal Surgery
SILACO (Sociedad IberoLatinoamericana de Columna)
South African Spine Society
Turkish Spine Society

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