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Assessment of Spinal Stability

2014-08-27 03:16:14 | BioPortfolio

Summary

The purpose of this study is to verify the existence of neuromuscular neutral zones(NNZs) in humans, and develop non-invasive techniques to measure intervertebral kinematics of the lumbar spine. The results will be used to accurately quantify NNZs in humans, and provide a foundation for clinical trials on low back pain patients using this methodology.

Study Design

Observational Model: Case-Only, Time Perspective: Cross-Sectional

Conditions

Spine Stability

Intervention

method (non-surgical) to measure neuromuscular neutral zones

Location

University of Colorado Denver
Aurora
Colorado
United States
80045

Status

Recruiting

Source

University of Colorado, Denver

Results (where available)

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:16:14-0400

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