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spinal hyperextension


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Extension of the spine backwards, beyond the anatomical position. Hyperextension is greatest in the cervical and lumbar regions. Extreme lumbar hyperextension is important in many sports such as the high jump, pole vault, and gymnastics (during the back handspring, for example, the curvature of the lumbar region may increase 20-fold).

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