Changes of balance control in individuals with lumbar degenerative spine disease after lumbar surgery: a longitudinal study.


School and Graduate Institute of Physical Therapy, College of Medicine, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan; Physical Therapy Center, National Taiwan University Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan. Electronic address: [Email]


Lumbar degenerative spine disease (DSD) with neurological symptoms is the most common indication requiring lumbar surgery when nonoperative treatment is not effective. Individuals with lumbar DSD have sensory, proprioception, and musculoskeletal system alterations, which may result in balance impairment. However, evidence regarding balance recovery in individuals with lumbar DSD after lumbar surgery is limited.


Balance control,Biomechanics,Center of pressure (COP),Functional assessment,Lumbar degenerative spine disease (DSD),Lumbar surgery,

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