The most common reason for occupational low back pain is the overload on the spine . Determination of the load on the spine is critical for preventing low back pain, understanding injury mechanism and developing treatment techniques and surgical implants. However, due to the limitations in technology, only few in-vivo measurements were performed using pressure transducer  and telemeterized implants . Because of the risks involved, neither of these techniques was suitable for a large healthy population. In this study, we proposed a new non-invasive technique and estimated the forces and moments on the lumbar intervertebral discs (IVDs) of three healthy subjects during a dynamic weight lifting activity.
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In-Vivo Loads on the Lumbar Intervertebral Discs During Weight Lifting
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Wang, S, Park, WM, Miao, J, Wood, K, Kim, YH, & Li, G. "In-Vivo Loads on the Lumbar Intervertebral Discs During Weight Lifting." Proceedings of the ASME 2012 Summer Bioengineering Conference. ASME 2012 Summer Bioengineering Conference, Parts A and B. Fajardo, Puerto Rico, USA. June 20–23, 2012. pp. 1079-1080. ASME. https://doi.org/10.1115/SBC2012-80067
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