Links between the mechanics of ventilation and spine stability.

  title={Links between the mechanics of ventilation and spine stability.},
  author={Simon X. Wang and Stuart McGill},
  journal={Journal of applied biomechanics},
  volume={24 2},
Spine stability is ensured through isometric coactivation of the torso muscles; however, these same muscles are used cyclically to assist ventilation. Our objective was to investigate this apparent paradoxical role (isometric contraction for stability or rhythmic contraction for ventilation) of some selected torso muscles that are involved in both ventilation and support of the spine. Eight, asymptomatic, male subjects provided data on low back moments, motion, muscle activation, and hand force… CONTINUE READING
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