Pain Science and Sensibility Episode 27: Transverse Abdominals in Low Back Pain

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Sandy and Cory discuss a popular topic in the treatment of low back pain; the role of the transverse abdominus. This paper examines the role in pregnancy related low back pain but the episode goes on to discuss the topic more broadly. Now suck in that naval and listen along!

The transverse abdominal muscle is excessively active during active straight leg raising in pregnancy-related posterior pelvic girdle pain: an observational study.
Mens JMA, Pool-Goudzwaard A.
BMC Musculoskelet Disord. 2017 Aug 25;18(1):372. doi: 10.1186/s12891-017-1732-9.

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Music by Kevin MacLeod – incompetech.com:
Intro – Brandenburg No4 and Meatball Parade
Close – Meatball Parade

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