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Does Leisure Sports Activity Influence Lumbar Mobility or the Risk of Low Back Trouble?

Burton, A. Kim and Tillotson, Malcolm (1991) Does Leisure Sports Activity Influence Lumbar Mobility or the Risk of Low Back Trouble? Journal of Spinal Disorders and Techniques, 4 (3). pp. 329-336. ISSN 1536-0652

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Abstract

In order to look for relationships between leisure sports activity and both low back trouble and back flexibility, 958 people, aged 10-84 years, were examined. Their history of low back trouble and leisure sports participation was recorded, together with measurements of maximal lumbar sagittal mobility. No evidence was found to suggest that the extent of sports participation either during childhood or as an adult was related to the development, frequency, or onset-age of low back trouble. Although sports participation was not associated with flexibility in schoolchildren, adults who had continued leisure sports for >5 years showed relatively reduced lumbar mobility. On the basis of the results presented here, it is concluded that sporting pursuits at amateur/leisure level do not, in themselves, represent a major risk factor for low back trouble. On the contrary, it was found that adults typically continued leisure sports participation for some years after developing low back trouble. Sports participation, in general terms, is not con-traindicated for those who have experienced low back trouble, but regular exercise does not apparently result in increased lumbar flexibility.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
Schools: School of Human and Health Sciences
School of Human and Health Sciences > Centre for Applied Psychological Research
School of Human and Health Sciences > Centre for Health and Social Care Research
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Depositing User: Cherry Edmunds
Date Deposited: 15 Apr 2010 15:09
Last Modified: 23 Nov 2011 13:31
URI: http://eprints.hud.ac.uk/id/eprint/7430

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