spinal motion segment

spi·nal mo·tion seg·ment

(spī'năl mo'shŭn seg'mĕnt)
A functional unit composed of two adjacent articulating vertebrae and the connecting tissues binding them.
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Interspinous dynamic stabilization was defined as "a system that would alter favorably the movement and load transmission of a spinal motion segment, without the intention of fusion of the segment" [13].
In addition, given that degenerative diseases are related to disrupted biomechanics and increased loading condition, it can be said that all of the anatomical structures in the same spinal motion segment may have been damaged by degenerative processes.
Based on the characteristics of the spinal motion segment, the device was arranged on the top and base pedestals.
Alteration of spinal motion segment integrity is a vital human function and with altered can cause significant pain and dysfunction of the spine.
[27.] Natarajan RN, Williams JR , Anderson GBJ , " Finite element model of a lumbar spinal motion segment to predict circadian variation in stature", Computers and structures, 81.8, 835842 (2003).
Another biomechanical evaluation of an interspinous stabilizing device called a "locker" indicates that such a locker shows a significant stabilizing effect on the spinal motion segment both in the intact and destabilized spine, without any significant effect on adjacent segments (8).
Alteration of spinal motion segment integrity is a vital human function and, if altered, can cause significant pain and dysfunction of the spine.
Results indicated that compared to pre-test values, the control group mean force score decreased by 2.04 Newton's following sham manipulation, whereas the experimental group experienced a group mean force score increase of 3.03 Newton's following manipulation of the L3/4 spinal motion segment. The difference between the control and experimental groups was determined to be statistically significant.
Alteration of spinal motion segment integrity is a vital human function and when altered can cause significant pain and dysfunction of the spine.
Alteration of spinal motion segment integrity is a vital function and when altered can cause significant pain and dysfunction of the spine; and can be a permanent impairment.
Alteration of spinal motion segment integrity is a vital human function and when altered it can cause significant pain and dysfunction of the spine.
Spinal motion segment integrity is a vital human function and when that is altered it can cause significant dysfunction of the spine and leads to pain.