• 27 OCT 13
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    Anatomy of the Lumbar Spine

    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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