New proposal for the management of low back pain with a proprioceptive approach

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Low back pain in the elderly is the result of poor ‘proprioception,’ or the body’s ability to perceive its own position in space, caused by a deterioration of sensory receptors in their muscles called proprioceptors. In a new study, researchers demonstrate a protocol for the management of low back pain by diagnosing and activating impaired proprioceptors with localized vibratory stimulations, crowning an approach that can enable elderly people to lead better lives.




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