• The role of muscle dysfunction in low back pain

    The muscles that are located around the spine have specific functions in the control of movement posture and balance. Here we will specifically discuss the muscles at the back, but there are important muscles at the front as well. On yo...

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  • What is the facet joint?

    Facet joints (otherwise called zygapophyseal joints) are small synovial joints (a bit like your knee or your hip joint) between two vertebrae.  Either side of the bone is lined with hyaline cartilage and inside the joint is synovial flui...

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  • How to interpret an MRI

    David Lisle, a well-known radiologist at Brisbane Private Imaging explains how he approaches examining an MRI of the lumbar spine.

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  • Disc Degeneration

    As we age, our discs degenerate. Let\'s take a look at some MRI images of the spine and different types of degeneration. This is a sagittal (side-on) T2 MRI image of a normal lumbar spine in a young adult. As a T2 scan shows water (...

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  • 3 Misconceptions about Spinal Discs

    What are spinal discs? Most of your back is made up of structures we are familiar with, such as bone and muscle. The intervertebral disc, however, is a unique structure that doesn’t appear anywhere else in the body, so it’s not as widel...

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  • Meet Clare – PhD Research Study

    Who am I? Hi, my name is Clare Dal Bon and I am a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) student at QUT. I graduated from Clinical Exercise Physiology in 2018 and during my studies, I worked at the SpinePlus and BackSpace clinics where I developed ...

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