Loads on the musculature structure of the human spine at L3/4 disc level during dynamic lifting

J. S. Han*, V. K. Goel, J. Ryu, J. Y. Ahn, James Neil Weinstein, J. Winterbottom

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Abstract

In spite of low-back pain being a common affiction, its exact precipitation mechanism still elude clinicians and researchers alike. Epidemiological studies have shown that mechanical factors play a significant role in the onset of these symptoms. One such factor is the exposure of the spine to repetitive lifting, such as in an industrial workplace. A number of mathematical and EMG-based models have been formulated to determine the magnitude of loads in the spinal muscles and discs during lifting tasks. This study, an extension of these models, predicts loads in the various force-transmitting structures of the spine during dynamic back and leg lifting. The technique used and results obtained for dynamic back and leg lifting are presented in the following paragraphs.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication1992 Advances in Bioengineering
PublisherPubl by ASME
Pages185
Number of pages1
ISBN (Print)0791811166
StatePublished - 1992
EventWinter Annual Meeting of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers - Anaheim, CA, USA
Duration: Nov 8 1992Nov 13 1992

Publication series

NameAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers, Bioengineering Division (Publication) BED
Volume22

Other

OtherWinter Annual Meeting of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers
CityAnaheim, CA, USA
Period11/8/9211/13/92

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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