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The Correlation between Cross-sectional Area of Lumbar Paraspinal Muscles and Walking Ability in the Patients with Lumbar Spinal Stenosis
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The Correlation between Cross-sectional Area of Lumbar Paraspinal Muscles and Walking Ability in the Patients with Lumbar Spinal Stenosis
Kim, Min Chul; Seo, Young Hoon; Lee, Sang Min; Kim, Yu Jong; Hong, Je Rak; Yoo, Do Hyun; Kim, Ji Su; Kim, Tae Gyu; Choi, Jae Young; Kim, Tae-Hun;
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Objectives The purpose of this study was to investigate the correlation between walking ability of lumbar spinal stenosis patients and the cross-sectional area (CSA) of lumbar paraspinal muscles. Methods This study was carried out on 62 lumbar spinal stenosis patients who had limited walking abilities because of neurogenic claudication (NC). All patients received more than 2 weeks of complex treatment at Mokhuri Neck&Back Hospital. CSA of lumbar paraspinal muscles was measured from axial T2-weighted MRI and divided by CSA of adjacent vertebral body to avoid influence of body statues (RCSA-Relative CSA). Pain Free Walking Distance and Numerical Rating Scale (NRS) was measured before and after treatment. Results The Pain Free Walking Distance had significantly increased in patients who had bigger RCSA of psoas muscle (r
Spinal stenosis;Paraspinal muscle;Psoas muscle;Neurogenic claudication;Magnetic resonance imaging;
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