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Instability of the Lumbar Spine : Diagnosis and Intervention

  title={Instability of the Lumbar Spine : Diagnosis and Intervention},
  author={Scott A. Biely and Susan Sperry Smith and Sheri P. Silfies},
Lumbar stabilization or ‘core’ stabilization ex­ercises are currently popular interventions for patients with mechanical low back pain (MLBP). Stabilization ex­ercises have typically been prescribed for patients with ‘spinal instability.’ But can we actually identify patients with spinal instability, and are these patients likely to benefit from stabilization ex­ercises? The incidence of spinal instability is difficult to determine partially because of the lack of an accepted operational… 

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