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2020 Dec 28

Gait Posture


Non-specific chronic low back pain elicits kinematic and neuromuscular changes in walking and gait termination.


Rum L, Brasiliano P, Vannozzi G, Laudani L, Macaluso A
Gait Posture. 2020 Dec 28; 84:238-244.
PMID: 33383534.


Chronic low back pain (CLBP) is associated with an increased trunk stiffness and muscle coactivation during walking. However, it is still unclear whether CLBP individuals are unable to control neuromechanically their upper body motion during a sudden termination of gait (GT), which involves a challenging balance transition from walking to standing.