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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 body’s 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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