Soccer causes degenerative changes in the cervical spine


Kartal A., Yildiran I., Senkoylu A., Korkusuz F.

EUROPEAN SPINE JOURNAL, cilt.13, ss.76-82, 2004 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 13 Konu: 1
  • Basım Tarihi: 2004
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1007/s00586-003-0623-y
  • Dergi Adı: EUROPEAN SPINE JOURNAL
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.76-82

Özet

Background. Radiological changes and degeneration of the cervical spine have been previously described in soccer players. The onset of such changes was 10-20 years earlier than that of the normal population. The aim of this study was to assess these early degenerative changes in amateur active and veteran soccer players in a cross-sectional descriptive study using biomechanical, radiological, and magnetic resonance measures.