Runners with low back pain

Is muscle performance compromised amongst runners with low back pain?

The prevalence of low back pain (LBP) in recreational runners has been reported to be as high as 13.6% in the United States, accounting for approximately 7% of all running-related injuries. Little is known regarding muscle performance in runners with chronic LBP. The aim of the following study was to compare lumbar extensor muscle fatigability, lumbar muscle activation, and lower limb strength between male and female runners with chronic LBP and healthy runners.


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