Spinal curves and health: a systematic critical review of the epidemiological literature dealing with associations between sagittal spinal curves and health

Sanne Toftgaard Christensen, Jan Hartvigsen

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The purposes of this study were to (1) determine whether sagittal spinal curves are associated with health in epidemiological studies, (2) estimate the strength of such associations, and (3) consider whether these relations are likely to be causal.
Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics
Issue number9
Pages (from-to)690-714
Number of pages25
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2008



  • Activities of Daily Living
  • Back Pain
  • Comorbidity
  • Confidence Intervals
  • Epidemiologic Studies
  • Evidence-Based Medicine
  • Health Status
  • Humans
  • Kyphosis
  • Lordosis
  • Lumbosacral Region
  • Odds Ratio
  • Outcome Assessment (Health Care)
  • Reproducibility of Results
  • Research Design
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal Curvatures

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