15th to 17th August, 2013 07:00 am - 07:00 pm

Website: Ancestral Health Symposium


Sheraton Atlanta
165 Courtland Street NE
Atlanta,Georgia 30303
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August 17, 2013, 4:10 pm

An Ancient Perspective on Deconditioning in Low Back Pain


Low back pain (LBP) is a multifactorial issue that is prevalent across most human populations, westernised, rural and indigenous. Deconditioning of the lumbar extensor musculature is a commonly associated factor and has been shown prospectively to be a risk factor for development of LBP. Here an explanation concerning lumbar spine and pelvic anatomic evolution is offered in attempt to integrate these findings. It appears that anatomically modern humans may be predisposed to LBP as a consequence of their evolutionary heritage; the compromise of relatively strong hip/trunk extensors and relatively weak lumbar extensors in combination with a long flexible lumbar spine.

Hall: Capitol Ballroom South Track: Academic Type: