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Title: The presence of respiratory disorders in individuals with low back pain: a systematic review
Authors: Beeckmans, Nele
Vermeersch, Astrid
Lysens, Roeland
Van Wambeke, Peter
Goossens, Nina
Thys, Tinne
Brumagne, Simon
Janssens, Lotte
Issue Date: 2016
Citation: MANUAL THERAPY, 26, p. 77-86
Abstract: Background Inspiratory muscles, such as the diaphragm, play a key role in both respiration and spinal control. Therefore, diaphragm dysfunctions are often related to low back pain (LBP). However, few is known on the association between the presence of LBP and the presence of respiratory disorders (RD). Objectives To perform a systematic review on the relation between RD and LBP. Study design Systematic review. Methods Two reviewers searched on PubMed/MEDLINE for studies concerning LBP and RD, from 1950 up to January 2016. The search string consisted of the following key words: low back pain, dyspnea, respiratory problems, lung diseases, comorbidity, pulmonary disease, chronic obstructive, smoking, asthma, allergy, sinusitis, respiratory tract infection and hyperventilation. The aim was to evaluate a potential correlation, co-occurrence or causality between RD and LBP. Results A total of 16 articles were included. A significant correlation between the presence of LBP and the presence of RD such as dyspnea, asthma, different forms of allergy, and respiratory infections was found. No correlation was found between Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) and LBP, and no articles were found on the correlation between hyperventilation and LBP. Conclusions This is the first study providing an overview of the literature on the relation between LBP and RD. Immunological, biomechanical, psychosocial and socio-economic factors might explain this correlation. Smoking is likely to contribute. Future studies must reveal the causative relationship.
Notes: Janssens, L (reprint author), Univ Leuven, KU Leuven, Dept Rehabil Sci, Tervuursevest 101 Box 1501, B-3001 Leuven, Belgium. Nele_Beeckmans@hotmail.com; Astrid.Vermeersch@gmail.com; Roeland.Lysens@uzleuven.be; Peter.VanWambeke@uzleuven.be; Nina.Goossens@kuleuven.be; Tinne.Thys@uzleuven.be; Simon.Brumagne@kuleuven.be; Lotte.Janssens@kuleuven.be
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1942/22599
DOI: 10.1016/j.math.2016.07.011
ISI #: 000386601600013
ISSN: 1356-689X
Category: A1
Type: Journal Contribution
Validation: ecoom, 2017
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