Muscles, Central Nervous Motor Regulation and Back Problems

  • Vladimír Janda


The purpose of this paper is not so much to bring some new data about the function of the motor system, as to present problems concerning muscle function and back pain which the clinician has to face and solve. Not only do these problems need to be explained from the viewpoint of basic research, but their importance in explanation of pathogenesis should be recognized as well. We would like to express some ideas and problems which we think to be important for the functional pathology of the motor system, especially of muscles. Special emphasis will be given to analysis of our therapeutic failures.


Movement Pattern Motor System Motor Regulation Back Problem Trunk Flexion 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Vladimír Janda
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  1. 1.Department of Rehabilitation MedicinePostgraduate Medical InstitutePragueCzechoslovakia

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