A systematic approach to the motion examination of the lumbar spine is presented. Methods of lumbar motion palpation are demonstrated with consideration given to the pathological changes accompanying the decompensating lumbar spine. Segmental spinal fixation and instability are illustrated both clinically and radiographically with a discussion of the significance of these findings.
Author keywords: Lumbar spine, motion examination, vertebral fixation, segmental instability, spinal manipulation
Author affiliations: From the Research Associates, Interdisciplinary Low Back Pain Study Group, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada. Supported by a research grant from the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College, Toronto, Canada; JDC: Member of Faculty of the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College, Toronto, Canada. Member of Postgraduate Faculty of the Western States Chiropractic College, Portland, Oregon; GEP: Research Associate, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
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