Biomechanics of the lumbar intervertebral disk: A review

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Abstract

This article reviews the literature on the biomechanics of the lumbar intervertebral disk according to: 1) disk structure and properties, 2) biomechanical principles and their application to the disk, 3) biomechanics and intradiskal pressures as they relate to posture, work, and exercise, and 4) prophylactic measures.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)765-773
Number of pages9
JournalPhysical therapy
Volume60
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1980
Externally publishedYes

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation

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