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8 Low Back Health • 85 % of population will experience back pain in lifetime – Can be due to sudden trauma – most often - long term weak inflexible muscle, poor posture and body mechanics • lifting, carrying • Functions and structure of spine – Fig 5-3, 5-4 – Structural support for the body, especially thorax
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Unformatted text preview: Surrounds and protects spinal cord Supports much of the bodys weight and transmits it to the lower body Attachment site for muscles, tendons and ligaments Allows movement of the neck and back...
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