The authors studied a group of subjects affected by functional low back pain and a group affected by chronic degenerative low back pain. Such patients were compared with normal healthy subjects. Evaluation using an isokinetic test showed a significant weakness of trunk extensor muscles of patients with functional low back pain disorder. The authors consider that such extensor weakness might play a role in determining lombalgic symptomatology.
|Translated title of the contribution||Weakness of trunk extensor muscles in low back pain. Isokinetic evaluation of three groups of subjects|
|Number of pages||2|
|Journal||Minerva Ortopedica e Traumatologica|
|Publication status||Published - 1995|
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