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Table 6 Proportional contribution of each segment normalised to total lumbar motion

From: Lumbar segmental mobility disorders: comparison of two methods of defining abnormal displacement kinematics in a cohort of patients with non-specific mechanical low back pain

  Rotation Translation
  Mean (sd) Reference interval Mean (sd) Reference interval
L2 – 3 .302 (.158) -.015, .619 .331 (.147) .037, .625
L3 – 4 .292 (.082) .120, .463 .262 (139) -.015, .539
L4 – 5 .221 (.106) .009, .433 .249 (.118) .012, .485
L5 – S1 .186 (.161) -.136, .507 .158 (.175) -.191, .508
  1. Notes : Rotation data are measured in degrees. Translation data are measured in units of vertebral body depth. Reference interval is defined by 2 standard deviations either side of the mean.