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Table 7 Prevalence (%) of LSMDs in the RCLBP cohort under a Gaussian between-subjects model

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
  LSR LSI LSR LSI
L2 – 3 15.8 0 5.3 1.8
L3 – 4 5.0 0 2.5 1.7
L4 – 5 0.9 3.4 7.8 6.9
L5 – S1 1.0 1.7 6.0 4.3
Any level 19.6 4.7 17.8 12.1
  1. Notes: LSR = lumbar segmental rigidity; LSI = lumbar segmental instability. Calculation of LSMD at 'any level' was only performed in cases in which all four motion segments were analysed. No patient had both LSR and LSI of either rotation or translation.