Thoracolumbar Fascia

Thoracolumbar Fascia

The diagnosis of non-specific low back pain implies no known pathoanatomical cause, however there is still of discussion around the idea that the thoracolumbar fascia may be a contributor to this type of low back pain

Siegfried Mense one of the world leading researchers on muscle pain suggest that inflammation (chronic and acute) of the thoracolumbar fascia has the ability to stimulate neurogenesis of free nerve endings and sensitize nerves

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Schilder, A., Hoheisel, U., Magerl, W., Benrath, J., Klein, T., & Treede, R. (2014). Sensory findings after stimulation of the thoracolumbar fascia with hypertonic saline suggest its contribution to low back pain. Pain.

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Wong, K., Chai, H., Chen, Y., Wang, C., Shau, Y., & Wang, S. (2017). Mechanical deformation of posterior thoracolumbar fascia after myofascial release in healthy men: A study of dynamic ultrasound. Manual Therapy. 

Zhang, J., Mense, S., Treede, R.D., Hoheisel, U. (2017). Prevention and reversal of latent sensitization of dorsal horn neurons by glial blockers in a model of low back pain in male rats. J Neurophysiol.