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Examining the Neuromuscular and Mechanical Characteristics of the Abdominal Musculature and Connective Tissues: Implications for Stiffening the Lumbar Spine
(University of Waterloo, 2008-04-30)
Research has uncovered an essential role of proper abdominal muscle function in ensuring the health and integrity of the lumbar spine. The anatomical arrangement of the abdominal musculature (rectus abdominis, external ...
The Influence of the Tensile Material Properties of Single Annulus Fibrosus Lamellae and the Interlamellar Matrix Strength on Disc Herniation and Progression
(University of Waterloo, 2009-07-30)
Low back pain is highly prevalent in the developed world, with 80% of the population being affected at some point in their lives. Herniation, a common injury to the intervertebral disc, is characterized as the posterior ...
Mechanical response of the porcine cervical spine to acute and repetitive anterior-posterior shear
(University of Waterloo, 2011-01-13)
Approximately 80% of the population will experience low-back pain within their lifetime. Significant research efforts have focused on compressive loading as an injury mechanism that could lead to low-back pain and injury. ...
Refining the relationship between the mechanical demands on the spine and injury mechanisms through improved estimates of load exposure and tissue tolerance
(University of Waterloo, 2008-07-09)
The low back loading to which an individual is exposed has been linked to injury and the reporting of low back pain. Despite extensive research on the spine and workplace loading exposures, statistics indicate that efforts ...