Posturography; what is it and why?

Back Pain, Facet joints, Intervertebral Discs, Muscles and Tendons, Proprioception, Spine Care, Uncategorized, Vertebrae
[caption id="attachment_384" align="alignleft" width="300"] Normal Lumbar spine[/caption] The Lumbar spine has a weight bearing role, approximately 84% is carried by the vertebrae and discs and remaining 16%  by the facet joints and lamina. A common development over time is the degeneration or loss of height of the intervertebral disc (IVD) this can alter the weight bearing to posterior components being facet joints. This changes the way the small muscles of the spine send movement signals back to the brain decreasing accurate control and therefore stability as indicated by this study  [Influences of posterior located centre of gravity on lumbar extension strength, balance and lumbar lordosis in chronic back pain.] This article suggests that a more posterior centre of gravity affects lumbar back strength, your balance because it alters sensory input to your brain…
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