Low back pain in cricket fast bowlers

Does symmetry or asymmetry of abdominal muscles predispose cricket fast bowlers to low back pain?

This recent article examines the relationship between abdominal muscle activity, fast bowling and low back pain (LBP). Real time ultrasound imaging was used to measure the thickness of the transversus abdominus (TrA), Internal Oblique (IO) and External Oblique (EO) in a lumbar neutral, supine position.  It was reported that healthy controls showed a significant difference in thickness between their dominant/non-dominant sides, while subjects with LBP showed no significant between sides difference.


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