Disc degeneration affects the multidirectional flexibility of the lumbar spine.

@article{Mimura1994DiscDA,
  title={Disc degeneration affects the multidirectional flexibility of the lumbar spine.},
  author={Masaru Mimura and Manohar M. Panjabi and Thomas Oxland and Joseph J. Crisco and Itsuo Yamamoto and Anita Vasavada},
  journal={Spine},
  year={1994},
  volume={19 12},
  pages={1371-80}
}
STUDY DESIGN An in vitro biomechanical investigation using human lumbar cadaveric spine specimens was undertaken to determine any relationship between intervertebral disc degeneration and nonlinear multidirectional spinal flexibility. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA Previous clinical and biomechanical studies have not established conclusively such a relationship. METHODS Forty-seven discs from 12 whole lumbar spine specimens were studied under the application of flexion-extension, axial rotation… CONTINUE READING

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