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  • adj. adjacent to the spine


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From para- +‎ spinal


  • You are suffering from decreased range of motion, tenderness of the paraspinal areas, decreased deep-tendon reflexes, positive straight-leg raising of only, oh, say ten percent, decreased abduction of the hips, and -- are you married?

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  • The main function of this muscular network is to maintain body posture via the abdominal, paraspinal and iliopsoas muscles.


  • A 1993 Canadian chiropractic consensus conference concluded that paraspinal measurement with thermocouple devices "has not been shown to have good discriminability, and both their validity and reliability of measurement are highly doubtful."

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  • In the paraspinal area the formation of bony bridges between the adjacent bodies or syndesmophyte are characteristic as in this case.

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  • All the patients presented with severe skin and soft-tissue infections, which were often complicated by necrotizing fasciitis, bacteremia, paraspinal abscess, arthritis, or meningitis, with a mortality rate of 20\%.

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