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Spine Surg Relat Res



The Relationship between Exercise-Induced Low Back Pain, the Fat Infiltration Rate of Paraspinal Muscles, and Lumbar Sagittal Balance.


Nakamura M, Otani K, Kaneko Y, Sekiguchi M, Konno S-I
Spine Surg Relat Res. 2022; 6(3):261-270.
PMID: 35800627.


Exercise-induced low back pain (EILBP) is induced during anterior trunk tilting when walking or prolonged standing. In some elderly with chronic LBP, the pain is induced by EILBP. The paraspinal muscles play an important role in supporting the spine; therefore, a dysfunction of back muscles and kyphotic alignment are considered to be associated with EILBP. However, few reports are showing the relationship between EILBP and degenerative muscle changes. This study aimed to clarify the relationship between EILBP, degenerative changes of paraspinal muscles, and spinal alignment in an epidemiological study.