Is Your Back Primed for Injury? Take These Tests to Find Out

October 9, 2016
 By Alyssa
October 9, 2016
 By Alyssa

Is Your Back Primed for Injury? Take These Tests to Find Out

When it comes to back injuries, no one ever want to have to think about or go through a back injury in their lifetime. However there are some tips and ways in which you can better find out if your back is primed for an injury. This article offers you the insight and a more in depth look into taking certain tests to find out whether or not your back is primed for an injury.

Key Takeaways:

  • The back extensor muscles attach to and support the spine
  • If your extensors are weak, it can make standing, maintaining an upright posture, and lifting difficult
  • Build strength by practicing this test until you build up the endurance to maintain the position for more than seven seconds

“Muscle tightness along your spine can hinder movement and lead to injuries like disc herniation, vertebral fractures, and nerve compression. The standing flexion test is a way to determine if your spine is moving the way it should, and if not, what area you need to focus on.”

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