Adaptation of muscles of the lumbar spine to sudden imbalance in patients with lower back pain caused by military training.

@article{Gao2014AdaptationOM,
  title={Adaptation of muscles of the lumbar spine to sudden imbalance in patients with lower back pain caused by military training.},
  author={Ying Gao and Jian-Guo Shi and Hong Ye and Zhirong Liu and Long-bao Zheng and Zhi-ming Ni and Liang-quan Fan and Jian Wang and Zhen-hai Hou},
  journal={The journal of spinal cord medicine},
  year={2014},
  volume={37 6},
  pages={774-81}
}
OBJECTIVE This study aims to investigate the effects of sudden load changes (expected and unexpected imbalance) on the activity of muscles of the lumbar spine and their central motor control strategy in military personnel with or without chronic low back pain (LBP). DESIGN Bilateral sudden imbalance was examined (2 × 2 factorial design). SETTING The 117th PLA Hospital, Hangzhou, China PARTICIPANTS Twenty-one male subjects with lower back pain and 21 male healthy control subjects were… CONTINUE READING