Research Review: Delayed Trunk Muscle Reflex Responses Increase the Risk of Low Back Injuries
By Stefanie DiCarrado DPT, PT, NASM CPT & CES
Edited by Amy Martinez DPT, PT
Edited by Brent Brookbush DPT, PT, COMT, MS, PES, CES, CSCS, ACSM H/FS
Original Citation:Cholewicki, J., Silfies, S. P., Shah, R. A., Greene, H. S., Reeves, N. P., Alvi, K., & Goldberg, B. (2005). Delayed trunk muscle reflex responses increase the risk of low back injuries. Spine, 30(23), 2614-2620. ARTICLE
Introduction:A variety of factors contribute to the onset of low back pain (LBP) and injury (1-8). Several studies have demonstrated that impaired motor control is one factor that is predictive of future injury (9 - 11). This 2005 study by U.S. researchers demonstrated that delayed trunk muscle response to sudden unloading was correlated with future low back injury. Human movement professionals should consider screening for impairments in trunk muscle activation and addressing any issues with the intent of reducing the risk of injury.
|Study Design||Prospective cohort study|
|Level of Evidence||III - Observational and prospective research|