Muscle activation imbalance and low-back injury in varsity athletes.

  title={Muscle activation imbalance and low-back injury in varsity athletes.},
  author={N. Peter Reeves and Jacek Cholewicki and Sheri P. Silfies},
  journal={Journal of electromyography and kinesiology : official journal of the International Society of Electrophysiological Kinesiology},
  volume={16 3},
There are conflicting findings in the literature regarding erector spinae activation imbalance in people with low-back pain (LBP). Some studies have found asymmetric recruitment between muscle pairs in people with LBP, whilst other studies have not; some reported people with LBP recruit more lumbar muscles whilst other have reported greater thoracic activity. Using 242 varsity athletes, EMG activity of thoracic and lumbar erector spinae pairs was recorded during an isometric trunk extension… CONTINUE READING

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