Lumbar Disk Degeneration and Paraspinal Muscle Mass.

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of 504 middle aged adults revealed an association between lower paraspinal muscle mass and a greater degree of disk degeneration in the lumbar spine. Rehabilitation exercises focused on improving spinal muscle strength are often part of the chiropractic approach for managing low back pain in patients with degenerative disk disease. Journal of Clinical Orthopedic Trauma, September 2021

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