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Table 4 Post hoc Tukey comparison after ANOVA testing of lumbar stiffness and pressure pain threshold between each segment

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

Segment Global stiffness Pressure pain threshold
Difference (95% CI) Adj. p value Difference (95% CI) Adj. p value
L2–L1 − 0.04 (− 0.33 to 0.25) ~ 1 − 39.5 (− 117.2 to 38.3) 0.63
L3–L1 0.02 (− 0.27 to 0.31) ~ 1 − 49.6 (− 127.3 to 28.2) 0.41
L4–L1 0.19 (− 0.10 to 0.48) 0.40 − 66.7 (− 144.5 to 11.0) 0.13
L5–L1 0.47 (0.18 to 0.76) < 0.01 − 77.0 (− 154.8 to 0.7) 0.05
L3–L2 0.06 (− 0.23 to 0.35) 0.98 − 10.10 (− 87.9 to 67.7) ~ 1
L4–L2 0.23 (− 0.06 to 0.52) 0.21 − 27.24 (− 105.0 to 50.5) 0.87
L5–L2 0.51 (0.22 to 0.80) < 0.01 − 37.6 (− 115.3 to 40.2) 0.68
L4–L3 0.17 (− 0.12 to 0.46) 0.50 − 17.14 (− 94.9 to 60.6) 0.97
L5–L3 0.45 (0.16 to 0.74) < 0.01 − 27.46 (− 105.2 to 50.3) 0.87
L5–L4 0.28 (− 0.01 to 0.57) 0.07 − 10.32 (− 88.1 to 67.4) ~ 1
  1. Bold indicates a significant adjusted statistical difference between segments