Anatomy of the Lumbar Spine

Loads placed on your discs during various routine activities.
Loads may vary – but this is a good indicative guide.

 

ACTIVITY LOAD ON DISC (KG/CM2)
Lying on Back 30
Standing 70
Sitting 100
Sitting Slumped 180
Walking 85
Coughing, Sneezing 110
Laughing 120
Bending Forward 120
Lifting 20kg with Back Straight 210
Lifting 20kg with Back Bent 340

 

 

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