Date of Award
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Master of Science (MS)
The concept of spinal instability has long been associated with low back and neck pain. It has been difficult, however, for the spinal surgeon to quantify exactly when spinal instability occurs. All methods currently used for spinal motion analysis are either two-dimensional or require invasive procedures. The purpose of this thesis was to develop a three-dimensional non-invasive method for spinal motion analysis. It is hoped that this method will provide the spinal surgeon with a valuable tool which will allow for improved diagnosis of spinal disorders.
Eck, Jason C., "A Non-Invasive Three-Dimensional Spinal Motion Analysis Method" (1996). Master's Theses (1922-2009) Access restricted to Marquette Campus. 4531.