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Table 2 The regional experimental outcome measurements of the 132 participants included in the analysis

From: A cross-sectional analysis of persistent low back pain, using correlations between lumbar stiffness, pressure pain threshold, and heat pain threshold

Outcome Segment Mean SD Median IQR
Global stiffness All 4.14 0.88 4.05 1.13
L1 4.01 0.88 3.89 0.94
L2 3.97 0.86 3.90 0.97
L3 4.03 0.84 3.93 0.92
L4 4.20 0.85 4.11 1.06
L5 4.48 0.90 4.40 1.07
Pressure pain threshold All 475 231 446 363
L1 522 244 523 369
L2 482 228 465 357
L3 472 225 452 376
L4 455 225 437 346
L5 445 229 401 338
Heat pain threshold All 42.2 3.7 42.0 5.6
L1 42.5 3.6 42.4 5.3
L2 42.3 3.8 42.4 6.3
L3 42.0 3.6 41.3 5.3
L4 42.1 3.8 41.6 5.6
L5 42.0 3.6 41.8 5.7