YOU are here : Home > Search > Spinecare

Signs and Symptoms

  • By: ISA Content Team
  • Font Size: AA


Muscle weakness refers to a loss or reduction of physical performance of one or more muscles. This can occur due to many causes including disuse (deconditioning) of the muscle, secondary to a loss of nerve signal to the muscle and as the result of muscle disease or injury. If muscle weakness is accompanied by incoordination and/or paresthesia it is usually the result some type of neurological compromise. Muscle weakness can also be referred to as paresis. Chronic muscle weakness in the pelvic and/or low back region secondary to deconditioning can result in a loss of mechanical stability of the spine which places additional stress and strain on spinal tissues which can lead to spinal segment dysfunction and pain syndromes.  

Educational Partners

To learn more about your spine. spinehealth, and available spinecare go to the International Spine Assocition (ISA) at The primary mission of the ISA is to improve spinehealth and spinecare through education. The ISA is committed to disseminating need-to-know information throught the World Wide Web in numerous languages covering many topics related to the spine, including information about spine disorders, spine heath, advances in technology and available spinecare

All health information posted on the site is based on the latest research and national treatment standards, and have been written or reviewed and appoved by the American Acedemy of Spine Physicians and/or International Spine Association physicians or health professionals unless otherwise specified.

The information provided on this site is designed to support. not replace,
the relationship that exists between patient/site visitor and his/her physician.