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2019 Oct

Gait Posture


Chronic low back pain influences trunk neuromuscular control during unstable sitting among persons with lower-limb loss.


Butowicz CM, Acasio JC, Silfies SP, Nussbaum MA, Hendershot BD
Gait Posture. 2019 Oct; 74:236-241.
PMID: 31563825.


Persons with unilateral lower-limb loss are at increased risk for developing chronic low back pain. Aberrant trunk and pelvis motor behavior secondary to lower-limb loss potentially alters trunk postural control and increases demands on the trunk musculature for stability. However, it is unclear whether trunk postural control is associated with the presence or chronicity of low back pain within this population.