Isokinetic and psychophysical lifting strength, static back muscle endurance, and magnetic resonance imaging of the paraspinal muscles as predictors of low back pain in men.

@article{Gibbons1997IsokineticAP,
  title={Isokinetic and psychophysical lifting strength, static back muscle endurance, and magnetic resonance imaging of the paraspinal muscles as predictors of low back pain in men.},
  author={Laura E Gibbons and Tapio Videman and Michele Crites Batti{\'e}},
  journal={Scandinavian journal of rehabilitation medicine},
  year={1997},
  volume={29 3},
  pages={187-91}
}
Magnetic resonance imaging was used to determine the cross-sectional areas and the T2-weighted and proton density-weighted signal intensities of the paraspinal muscles in a group of 128 men, aged 35-63, who had varied histories of occupational and leisure-time physical activities. These measures, and the isokinetic lifting, psychophysical lifting, and static back muscle endurance tests were examined as predictors of low back pain over 12 months of follow-up, in the 43 men who reported no low… CONTINUE READING