Basic anatomy and biomechanics of the low back in relation to low back pain


Journal Article

The lumbar spine is a remarkable anatomic structure since it can withstand tremendous stresses while possessing great flexibility. Since the lumbar discs undergo the natural process of degeneration before the age of thirty, the low back is very susceptible to injury during athletic endeavors. A working knowledge of the anatomy and biomechanics discussed in this article provides the clinician with a rational approach to the prevention and treatment of low back problems in athletes.

Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Urbaniak, JR

Published Date

  • January 1, 1976

Published In

  • Athletic Train.

Volume / Issue

  • 11 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 114 - 118

Citation Source

  • Scopus