Back muscle strength and spinal mobility are predictors of quality of life in middle-aged and elderly males

@article{Imagama2010BackMS,
  title={Back muscle strength and spinal mobility are predictors of quality of life in middle-aged and elderly males},
  author={Shiro Imagama and Yukihiro Matsuyama and Yukiharu Hasegawa and Yoshihito Sakai and Zenya Ito and Naoki Ishiguro and Nobuyuki Hamajima},
  journal={European Spine Journal},
  year={2010},
  volume={20},
  pages={954-961}
}
With aging of society, clarification of the relationship between QOL and abnormal posture in the elderly may allow improvement of QOL through any preventive methods and training. However, sagittal balance has not been studied widely and most studies have focused on postmenopausal patients with osteoporosis. In this report, we provide the first evaluation of the simultaneous effects of degenerative changes on radiograph, spinal range of motion (ROM), sagittal balance, and back muscle strength… CONTINUE READING

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