Kissing Spine

'Baastrup's sign', or ''kissing spine'', is an orthopedic and radiology disorder, notably in elderly humans. It is characterized by enlargement of the Posterior (anatomy) spinous projections of the lumbar Vertebral column, with normal intervertebral disc height and Vertebral column. The reason it is referred to as ''kissing spine'' is because the posterior spinous processes 'kiss' and touch one another as the individual goes into lumbar Extension (kinesiology), for example when flat on their stomach. This disorder is named after Christian Ingerslev Baastrup.

  • Pain with lumbar extension
  • Radiating pain into legs
  • Age related
  • Congenital
  • ROM and stretching
  • Core strengthening exercises
  • Lower extremity strengthening
Kissing Spine Phase I

Purchase Phase

  • Sitting Posture
  • Standing Posture
  • TA Supine Alt Knee Raise
  • Prone Spine Extension
  • Wall Squats
  • Side Lying Lumbar RR RL
  • Q Ped UE LE Lift
  • Sit Up Squat
  • Gait II
  • Kneeling Hip Flexor
  • WalkFit Program

Kissing Spine Phase II

Purchase Phase

  • Stairmaster X 20 Minutes
  • Lumbar Circuit
  • Plank Hold
  • Side Plank On Elbow
  • Superman Holds
  • Warrior

Kissing Spine Phase III

Purchase Phase

  • Plank Hold
  • Straight Leg Sit Up
  • Single Leg Bridge
  • Superman Holds
  • Side Plank On Elbow
  • Plank Hold Alternate UR LR
  • Lunge Walk Med Ball Rotation