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Lumbar intervertbral disc

D Chang, Jv Sayson, S Chiang, R Riascos-Castaneda, K Walker, Jc Lotz, Ar Hargens
BACKGROUND: Back pain and intervertbral disc (IVD) damage are common problems experienced by astronauts. We hypothesize this is from paraspinal muscle deconditioning, ∼5 cm body lengthening from spinal swelling and straightening, and biochemical tissue changes. OBJECTIVE: Examine morphological changes in the lumbar spine induced by spaceflight. DESIGN: Prospective, case series clinical study. SETTING: We studied crewmembers from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)...
April 2014: British Journal of Sports Medicine
J Haxby Abbott
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