Pelvic pain impairs performance in ASLR test
Pelvic pain was induced by saline injections in 34 healthy participants with no recent history of low back pain or SI joint impairments.
The results of the study demonstrate that the presence of pelvic pain alone, even in the absence of biomechanical impairments affect the outcome of the ASLR test in such a way as it has been described in clinical populations. Moreover increased EMG activity of the trunk muscles was reported; results that point towards an excessive stabilization of the spine rather than instability.
> From: Palsson et al., Clin J Pain (2014) (Epub ahead of print). All rights reserved to Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. . Click here for the Pubmed summary.