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DataPoint: Adolescents and Low Back Pain

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Researchers looked at adolescents with non-specific chronic low back pain (NSCLBP) , a growing problem, and measured their ability to accurately reposition the body to a given position.

Their results:
“Significant differences were noted for absolute error between adolescents with and without NSCLBP. ”

In other words, those with NSCLBP have a disconnect between the individual’s perception of where the body is in space, and the objective measurement.

 

PosturePractice DataPoint: We describe this as a sensori- motor error. CPEPs and other posture professionals use the StrongPosture exercise protocols to reduce these errors. By systematically focusing training on specific, functional Balance, Alignment and Motion tracks, they work to connect an indivdual’s perception of where their body is in space with the truth of external reality.

 

Lumbar spine repositioning sense in adolescents with and without non-specific chronic low back pain – An analysis based on sub-classification and spinal regions, Roslyn G. Astfalck, Peter B. O’Sullivan, Anne J. Smith, Leon M. Straker, Angus F. Burnett Manual TherapyVolume 18, Issue 5 , Pages 410-417, October 2013 doi:10.1016/j.math.2013.02.005

 

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