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Abstract

The lumbar spine, located between the chest area and the pelvis, needs to meet two apparently inconsistent static and dynamic requirements: from a static standpoint, resistance to loads and transmission of forces; from a dynamic standpoint, movement. The lumbar area is thus an element of transmission and adaptation, like an elastic shock absorber, which feels the impact of any overlying or underlying disequilibrium.

Keywords

Lumbar Spine Intervertebral Disc Nucleus Pulposus Lumbar Lordosis Paravertebral Muscle 
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© Springer Medizin Verlag Heidelberg 2008

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