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Occupational Trunk Flexion and Neuromuscular Disturbance

Experimental protocols for measuring "load-relaxation" responses (left) and "creep" responses (right) of the lumbar spine

Experimental protocols for measuring "load-relaxation" responses (left) and "creep" responses (right) of the lumbar spine
Experimental protocols for measuring "load-relaxation" (left) and "creep" (right) responses of the lumbar spine

Goals

  • Assess the viscoelastic responses of the lumbar spine to prolonged and/or repetitive spine flexion and lifting activities
  • Determine how spine flexion influences muscle reflex behaviors and spine stability

PI: Maury Nussbaum

Co-I: Michael Madigan

Sponsor:

  • National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)