Research Fields, Keywords

Rehabilitation for pain, Radicular pain, Endoscopic spine surgery, Disk herniation, Neuropathic Radicular pain, Cervical myelopathy, Lumbar spinal stenosis, Neck-shoulder stiffness

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Current Affiliation Organization 【 display / non-display

  • Concurrently ,  Endowed Chair ,  Department of Pain Medicine ,  Professor

  • Concurrently ,  School of Medicine (Clinical Medicin) ,  Department of Orthopaedic Surgery ,  Professor

  • Duty ,  School of Health Sciences ,  Depertment of Physical Therapy ,  Dean

Academic Society Affiliations 【 display / non-display

  • 1994.06

    International Society for the Study of the Lumbar Spine ,  UNITED STATES

Field of expertise (Grants-in-aid for Scientific Research classification) 【 display / non-display

  • Orthopaedic Surgery

  • Rehabilitation

  • Pain science

  • Orthopaedic surgery

  • Spinal Surgery


Research Career 【 display / non-display

  • Spinal endoscopic surgery, basics and clinics of locomotorium pain

  • Study on Block treatment for spinal diseases

  • Pathogenesis and treatment of radiculopathy

  • Experimental study of neuropathic pain

  • Anatomy of Spine

Papers 【 display / non-display

  • Acute cauda equina syndrome due to lumbar spinal stenosis caused by prolonged supine position during cardiac catheterization: a case report

    Kobayashi Kazuki, Watanabe Kazuyuki, Kato Kinshi, Hakozaki Michiyuki, Handa Jun-ichi, Kobayashi Hiroshi, Nikaido Takuya, Otani Koji, Yabuki Shoji, Konno Shin-ichi

    International Journal of Case Reports (IJCR) ,  5   209 ,  2021

    Multiple Authorship

  • Ossification of the ligamentum flavum in the thoracic spine mimicking sciatica in a young baseball pitcher: a case report.

    Kato Kinshi, Yabuki Shoji, Otani Koji, Nikaido Takuya, Otoshi Kenichi, Watanabe Kazuyuki, Kikuchi Sinichi, Konno Sinichi

    Fukushima J Med Sci ,  67 (1) 33 - 37 ,  2021

    Multiple Authorship


  • Usefulness of the Brief Scale for psychiatric problems in orthopaedic patients (BS-POP) for predicting poor outcome in patients undergoing lumbar decompression surgery

    Watanabe Kazuyuki, Otani Koji, Nikaido Takuya, Kato Kinshi, Kobayashi Hiroshi, Handa Junichi, Yabuki Shoji, Kikuchi Shin-ichi, Konno Shin-ichi

    Pain Research and management ,  2589865 ,  2021

    Multiple Authorship

  • Development of a severity discrimination scale based on physical quality of life for patients with chronic pain

    Kato Kinshi, Sumitani Masahiko, Sekiguchi Miho, Nikaido Takuya, Yabuki Shoji, Konno Shin-Ichi

    J Orthop Sci ,  26 (6) 1124 - 1129 ,  2021

    Multiple Authorship

  • Abdominal oblique muscle injury at its junction with the thoracolumbar fascia in a high school baseball player presenting with unilateral low back pain

    Kato Kinshi, Otoshi Kenichi, Yabuki Shoji, Otani Koji, Nikaido Takuya, Watanabe Kazuyuki, Kobayashi Hiroshi, Handa Junichi, Konno Sinichi

    Fukushima J Medical Science ,  67 (1) 49 - 52 ,  2021

    Multiple Authorship

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Books 【 display / non-display

  • Low back pain can be managed by yourself

    ,  2013

  • Atlas of injection therapy in pain management

    Shoji Yabuki (Page:2-31)

    Nankodo ,  2012.12 ,  ISBN: 978-4-524-26876-4

  • Multidisciplinary Pain Management: Core Curriculum for Education in Pain

    ,  2016.10 ,  ISBN: 978-4-88003-910-7


  • Science of low back pain

    Tatsuro Yamamoto (Part:Practice of exercise therapy) (Page:190-194)

    Bunkodo ,  2014.05 ,  ISBN: 978-4-8306-2836-8

    Shoji Yabuki ,  Tokyo

  • Science of low back pain

    Tatsuro Yamamoto (Part:Practice of physiotherapy) (Page:185-187)

    Bunkodo ,  2014.05 ,  ISBN: 978-4-8306-2836-8

    Shoji Yabuki ,  Tokyo

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Academic Awards Received 【 display / non-display

  • APOA (Asia Pcific Orthopaedic Association) 2007 Spine Award


  • Asia Traveling Fellow

    2006 ,  JAPAN

  • Japan Branch Award of ISSLS

    2000 ,  JAPAN

Joint Research activities 【 display / non-display

  • A study for objective measurements of muscloskeletal pain and establishment of useful treatment


    Project Year:2012.04 - 2015.03 

    Investigator(s): Shoji Yabuki  ,  Member: Shin-ichi Konno

  • Effects of exercise on chronic pain


    Project Year:2012.04 - 2013.03 

    Investigator(s): Shoji Yabuki 

  • Effects of exercise on the amount of activity and motor function


    Project Year:2012.11 - 2013.10 

    Investigator(s): Shoji Yabuki 

  • Can the increase of blood flow improve the neck discomfort ?

    Collaboration in Japan  

    Project Year:2008.04 - 2009.04 

    Exercise and thermal therapy increase the blood flow of the trapezius muscle and decrease the neck discomfort.

Presentations 【 display / non-display

  • The surgical outcomes of posterior fixation for cervical myelopathy in patients with athetoid cerebral palsy: five year follow-up

    Spine Across the Sea 2015 , 


  • Development of screening tool “Spine PainDETECT” for the neuropathic pain due to lumbosacral spine disease: a multicenter cross sectional study

    Spine Across the Sea 2015 , 


  • Interrelation between surgical treatment outcomes and psychiatric problems in lumbar spinal stenosis patients: a 2‐year cohort study using Brief Scale for Psychiatric Problems in Orthopaedic Patients (BS‐POP)

    ISSLS 2015 , 


  • Lumbar spinal stenosis affects health‐related QOL and work continuation

    ISSLS 2015 , 


  • Could Dural Sac Cross‐sectional Area (DCSA) on MRI predict LSS Symptom for six‐year follow‐ up?

    ISSLS 2015 , 


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Preferred joint research theme 【 display / non-display

  • Pathogenesis of musculoskeletal pain

    Cooperative Research with Industry-University research organizations and private agencies.  Technical consultation, Joint research

  • Pathogenesis of nerve root lesion

    Joint research

  • pathogenesis of neck-shoulder stiffness

    Cooperative Research with Industry-University research organizations and private agencies.  Joint research

  • Endoscopic spine surgery

    Cooperative Research with Industry-University research organizations and private agencies.  Technical consultation, Joint research


Charge of on-campus class subject 【 display / non-display

  • Spine trauma

  • chronic pain