The thoracolumbar junction
(TLJ), where increasing torsional stiffness and specifically-directed shear loads of the spine have been observed, is the transitional area between the lower thoracic spine and the upper lumbar spine.
Previous lumbar radiographs ordered by the family physician found mild scoliosis at the thoracolumbar junction
that was convex to the left in the lumbar region (no measurement given).
Treatment consisted of conservative physical medicine for approximately two to three treatments per week for 10 weeks and involved deep soft tissue massage and myofascial release technique to the lower thoracic and lumbar paraspinal regions, Kinesio[R] tape, acupuncture, and broad contact lumbar distraction with manual sacral counter-nutation with cephalad distraction contacting the thoracolumbar junction
Post traumatic unstable thoracolumbar junction
fractures were included in this study.
In the thoracic spine there is a normal kyphosis ranging from 30[degrees] to 50[degrees] (mean 37[degrees]) with the weight bearing axis anterior to the thoracic spine and thoracolumbar junction
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, the posterior thoracic and thoracolumbar junction
, the anterior lumbar spine, the posterior lumbar spine, and the lumbosacral junction and sacrum.
Typically, one will find paraspinal muscle involvement, especially in the thoracolumbar junction
from T10-L2, which feeds the thoracic and lumbar paraspinal musculature, the superior mesenteric ganglion, and the ileocecal valve itself.
Burst fractures, which include injury to the anterior and middle columns and, possibly, the posterior column, are common to the thoracolumbar junction
The levels treated ranged from T3 to L5, with about half of the procedures at the thoracolumbar junction
Her spine was short with a hemangioma in the lumbar region and a gibbus at the thoracolumbar junction
Treated levels ranged from T6 to L5, with most at the thoracolumbar junction
It is typically located at the thoracolumbar junction
, where the CM is compressed by the OLF.