What happens in the vertebral body during lifting?

The lumbar spine is subjected to different loads during daily activities to perform complex motion tasks.

The exact biomechanics of the lumbar spine during loading remain unclear. Up until today, it is the complexity and invasiveness of such a measurement making it impossible to perform a detailed biomechanical study regarding the spinal loading. Squat loading and stoop loading have been frequently investigated and controversially discussed. Studies have led to various results and opinions as to which movement creates the most load on the lower back. 


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