Do Muscle Strength Imbalances and Low Flexibility Levels Lead to Low Back Pain? A Brief Review

@inproceedings{Ruas2017DoMS,
  title={Do Muscle Strength Imbalances and Low Flexibility Levels Lead to Low Back Pain? A Brief Review},
  author={Cassio V Ruas and Adriane Vieira},
  year={2017}
}
Chronic low back pain (CLBP) has been related to hips, trunk and spine strength imbalances and/or low flexibility levels. However, it is not clear if the assessment and normalization of these variables are effective for prevention of low back pain (LBP) episodes and rehabilitation of patients with CLBP. This brief review explored studies that have associated hip, trunk and spine strength imbalances and/or low flexibility levels to LBP episodes or CLBP condition. Fourteen studies were selected… CONTINUE READING

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