|Simultaneous activation of muscles on opposite sides of a joint. Elevated co-contraction can result in stiffness.
|Part of the brain involved in emotion and mood
|Lordosis is a term used to describe the inward curves in the spine commonly found in the lumbar and cervical areas. The cervical area has a lordotic range of 20-35 degrees and the lumbar ranges between 40-60 degrees. When the curvature exceeds these ranges it is considered hyperlordosis.
|Toward the midline
|Nerve cell, also known as nerve fiber.
|part of the brain involved in attention, decision-making and thoughts
|somatosensory nervous system
|The part of the nervous system that contributes to feeling. Information goes from the periphery to the brain, also known as afferent information.
|Refers to a message (electrical impulse) being sent by the neuron to the spinal cord.