Epidemiology, Etiology and Diagnostics

Epidemiology, Etiology and Diagnostics

Publications in international peer-reviewed journals

DBC Epidemiology

Karppinen J, Kurunlahti M, Taimela S, Haapea M, Vanharanta H, Tervonen O.

Determinants of lumbar artery occlusion among patients with sciatica: A three- year follow-up with magnetic resonance angiography. Eur Spine J. 2005 Feb 19; Epub ahead of print. PubMed

Leinonen V, Kankaanpaa M, Luukkonen M, Kansanen M, Hanninen O, Airaksinen O, Taimela S. Lumbar paraspinal muscle function, perception of lumbar position, and postural control in disc herniation-related back pain. Spine. 2003 Apr 15; 28(8): 842-8. PubMed

Leinonen V, Määttä S, Taimela S, Herno A, Kankaanpää M, Partanen J, Hanninen O, Airaksinen O. Paraspinal muscle denervation, paradoxically good lumbar endurance, and an abnormal flexion-extension cycle in lumbar spinal stenosis. Spine. 2003 Feb 15; 28(4): 324-31. PubMed

Leinonen V, Kankaanpää M, Hänninen O, Airaksinen O, Taimela S. Paraspinal muscle responses during sudden upper limb loading. Eur J Appl Physiol. 2002 Nov; 88(1-2): 42-9. Epub 2002 Aug 14. PubMed

Rissanen A, Heliövaara M, Alaranta H, Taimela S, Mälkiä E, Knekt P, Reunanen A, Aromaa A. Does Good Trunk Extensor Performance Protect Against Back-Releated Work Disability? J Rehabil Med 2002; 34: 62-66. PubMed

BDC Etiology

Leinonen V, Määttä S, Taimela S, Herno A, Kankaanpää M, Partanen J, Kansanen M, Hänninen O, Airaksinen O. Impaired Lumbar Movement Perception in Association With Postural Stability and Motorand Somatosensory-Evoked Potentials in Lumbar Spinal Stenosis. Spine 2002; 27(9): 975-83. PubMed

Leinonen V, Kankanpää M, Luukkonen M, Hänninen O, Airaksinen O, Taimela S. Disc Herniation-Related Back Pain Impairs Feed- Forward Control of Paraspinal Muscles. Spine 2001; 26(16): E367-72. PubMed

Luoto S, Taimela S, Hurri H, Alaranta H. Mechanisms Explaining the Association Between Low Back Trouble and Deficits in Information Processing. A Controlled Study with Follow-Up. Spine 1999; 24(3): 255-61. PubMed

Taimela S, Kankaanpää M, Luoto S. The Effect of Lumbar Fatigue on the Ability to Sense a Change in Lumbar Position. A Controlled Study. Spine 1999; 24(13): 1322-7. PubMed

Kankaanpää M, Taimela S, Laaksonen D, Airaksinen OV, Hänninen OO. Back and Hip Extensor Fatigability in Chronic Low Back Pain Patients and Controls. Arch Phys Med Rehabil 1998; 79: 412-417 PubMed

Taimela S, Kankaanpää M, Airaksinen OV. A Submaximal Back Endurance Test Utilising Subjective Perception of Low Back Fatigue. Scand J Rehab Med 1998 30: 107-112. PubMed

Peltonen JE, Taimela S, Erkintalo M, Salminen JJ, Oksanen A, Kujala UM. Back Extensor and Psoas Muscle Cross-Sectional area, Prior Physical Training and Trunk Muscle Strength – a Longitudinal Study in Adolescent Girls. Eur J Appl Physiol 1998; 77: 66- 71. PubMed

Kankaanpää M, Laaksonen D, Taimela S, Kokko SM, Airaksinen OV, Hänninen OO. Age, Sex and Body Mass Index as Determinants of Back and Hip Extensor Fatigue in Isometric Sorensen Back Endurance Test. Arch Phys Med Rehabil 1998; 79: 1069- 1075. PubMed

Luoto S, Taimela S, Alaranta H, Hurri H. Psychomotor Speed and Postural Control in Chronic Low-Back Pain Patients and Healthy Controls – Determinants and Predictive Value for Functional Restoration Outcome. Eur J Phys Med Rehabil. 1998; 8: 81-86. PubMed

Kankaanpää M, Taimela S, Airaksinen O. Reference Change Limits of the Paraspinal Spectral EMG in Evaluation of Low Back Rehabilitation. Pathophysiology 1998; 5: 217-224.

Luoto S, Taimela S, Alaranta H, Hurri H. Psychomotor Speed in Chronic Low-Back Pain Patients and Healthy Controls: Construct Validity and Clinical Significance of the Measure. Percept Mot Skills 1998(87): 1283-1296. PubMed

Luoto S, Aalto H, Taimela S, Hurri H, Pyykkö I, Alaranta H. One-Footed and Externally Disturbed Two-Footed Postural Control in Patients with Chronic Low Back Pain and Healthy Control Subjects. A Controlled Study with Follow-Up. Spine 1998; 23(19) :2081-9; discussion 2089-90. PubMed

Kankaanpää M, Taimela S, Webber CL, Airaksinen OV, Hänninen OO. Lumbar Paraspinal Muscle Fatigability in Repetitive Isoinertial Loading: EMG Spectral Indices, Borg Scale and Endurance Time. Eur J Appl Physiol 1997; 76: 236-242. PubMed

Taimela S, Kujala UM, Salminen JJ, Viljanen T. The Prevalence of Low-Back Pain Among Children and Adolescents – A Nation-Wide Cohort-Based Questionnaire Survey in Finland. Spine 1997; 22: 1132-1136 . PubMed

Laurén H, Luoto S, Alaranta H, Taimela S, Hurri H, Heliövaara M. Arm Motion Speed and Risk of Neck Pain. Spine 1997: 22: 2094-2099. PubMed

DBC Diagnostics

Kajala UM, Oksanen A, Taimela S, Salminen JJ. Training Does Not Increase Maximal Lumbar Extension in Healthy Adolescents. Clin. Biomech. 1997; 12: 181-184. PubMed

Taimela S. Chronische Schmerzen des unteren Rückens. Prinzipien und Prognostische Faktoren Gymnastischer Ûbungen. Manuelle Medizin, 1997; 35: 194- 205.

Kujala UM, Taimela S, Videman T, Battie MC, Viljanen T. Physical Loading and Performance as Predictors of Back Pain in Healthy Adults. A 5-Year Prospective Study. Eur. J.Appl. Physiol. 1996; 73: 452-458. PubMed

Taimela S, Österman K, Alaranta H, Soukka A, Kujala UM. Long Psychomotor Reaction Time in Patients with Chronic Low-Back Pain – Preliminary Report. Arch Phys Med Rehabil 1993; 74: 1161-4. PubMed

DBC Reviews | DBC Testimonials