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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.

Source: ScienceDaily.com