Dr. Janan Abbas - Zefat Academic College

Dr. Janan Abbas

Dr. Janan Abbas is a senior lecturer in the Physiotherapy department at the Zefat Academic College. She worked for 18 years as a physiotherapist at Maccabi Health care and Rambam Medical Center, Haifa and served as a clinical instructor and Training coordinator in Maccabi Health Services Northern District.

Dr. Abbas investigated the subject of degenerative lumbar spinal stenosis in various aspects (demographic, pathologic and morphometry) and published several related articles in leading journals in the field, such as Spine, European Spine Journal.

She is currently engaged in clinical research in a community associated with chronic low back pain.

Selected publication:


  1. Abbas J, Hamoud K, Peled N and Hershkovitz I. Lumbar Schmorl’s Nodes 

    and Their Correlation with Spine Configuration and Degeneration. Biomed Res

    Int. 2018 Nov 7;2018:1574020.


  1. Abbas J, Slon V, Stein D, Peled N, Hershkovitz I and Hamoud K. In the quest

    of degenerative lumbar spinal stenosis etiology: The Schmorl's nodes model. 

    BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders. 2017 Apr 20:164. doi: 10.1186/s12891-017-



  1. 3. Abbas J, Slon V, May H, Peled N, Hershkovitz I, and Hamoud K. Paraspinal 

    Muscles density: a marker for degenerative lumbar spinal stenosis? BMC

    Musculoskeletal Disord. 2016 Oct 10;17(1):422.


  1. Abbas J, Hamoud K, May H, Peled N, Sarig R, Stein D, Alperovitch-Najenson 

    D, and Hershkovitz I. Socioeconomic and physical characteristics of 

    degenerative lumbar spinal stenosis individuals. Spine. 2013 April 20, 38(9): 



  1. Abbas J, Hamoud K, May H, Peleg S, Masharawi Y, Cohen H, Peled N, and 

    Hershkovitz I. Facet joint arthrosis in normal and stenotic lumbar spines.

    Spine. 2011 Nov 6(24):E1541-6.