Movements of the Spine

Movements of the Spine - o muscular and ligamentous...

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1. Flexion o compression of anterior aspect of the intervertebral disks plus a gliding motion of articular processes o combined with tension on the posterior aspect of the intervertebral disks 1. Extension o Compared with flexion, causes the opposite effect on the intervertebral disks o Lateral flexion 1. Lateral flexion - is always accompanied by torsion because of: o slant of articular processes o presence of anterior and posterior spinal curves
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Unformatted text preview: o muscular and ligamentous tensions o If it is accompanied by hyper-extension then the lateral flexion occurs below T11. o If it is accompanied by flexion then the lateral flexion occurs higher than normal, like in the thoracic spine. 1. Rotation o most found in the cervical and thoracic regions o hardly any in the lumbar region 1. Circumduction...
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