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REVIEW
S Oezdemir, M Komp, P Hahn, S Ruetten
OBJECTIVE: Resection of a cervical disc herniation using a full-endoscopic technique with an anterior approach. INDICATION: Fresh disc herniation with monoradicular symptoms in the upper extremity. CONTRAINDICATIONS: Pure neck pain, cervical myelopathy, older and calcified disc herniations, higher grade of instability and deformity. SURGICAL TECHNIQUE: Introduction of a guidewire and dilatator to a cervical disc using an anterior approach...
January 9, 2018: Operative Orthopädie und Traumatologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29248172/the-effects-of-forward-head-posture-on-neck-extensor-muscle-thickness-an-ultrasonographic-study
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Fereshte Goodarzi, Leila Rahnama, Noureddin Karimi, Raziyeh Baghi, Shapour Jaberzadeh
OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to compare neck extensor muscle thickness, thickness changes, and strength between participants with forward head posture (FHP) and controls with normal head posture (NHP). METHODS: Twenty college students with FHP (mean age 21.30 ± 2.36 years) and 20 students with NHP (mean age 21.85 ± 2.78 years) participated in this case-control study. The thickness of neck extensor muscles was measured at rest and at maximal voluntary isometric contraction (MVIC)...
December 13, 2017: Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29238262/effect-of-upper-extremity-strengthening-exercises-on-the-lumbar-strength-disability-and-pain-of-patients-with-chronic-low-back-pain-a-randomized-controlled-study
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Erdem Atalay, Bedrettin Akova, Hakan Gür, Ufuk Sekir
The present study aimed to analyze the impacts of a low back rehabilitation program accompanied with neck, shoulder and upper back exercises on pain, disability, and physical characteristics of patients with chronic low back pain. Twenty sedentary male patients with chronic low back pain participated in the study on a voluntary basis. The patients were randomly allocated into two groups: a conventional low back exercise group (CE) and a supported exercise group (SE; CE plus upper back, neck, and shoulder exercises)...
December 2017: Journal of Sports Science & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29165609/effects-of-cognitive-loading-and-force-on-upper-trapezius-fatigue
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C Deeney, L W O'Sullivan
Background: Musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) are particularly common in the shoulder/neck region for some tasks that involve low force exertions, for example computer work. It has been demonstrated that muscle activity may be stimulated by cognitively demanding tasks. There is a lack of studies on the relationship between qualitative levels of cognitive loading, level of muscle activity, and muscle fatigue. Aims: To investigate the effects of quantitative levels of cognitive loading on conduction velocity changes and isometric endurance times for the upper trapezius...
November 19, 2017: Occupational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29160551/effects-of-pilates-and-yoga-in-patients-with-chronic-neck-pain-a-sonographic-study
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Naime Uluğ, Öznur Tunca Yılmaz, Murat Kara, Levent Özçakar
BACKGROUND: Various studies have shown the efficacy of conventional isometric, Pilates and yoga exercises. However, data on the effects and comparison of these specific exercises on the cervical muscle morphology are insufficient or lacking. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the effects of different exercise treatments on neck muscles in patients with chronic neck pain. DESIGN: A randomized study. METHODS: Fifty-six patients with chronic neck pain were randomized into 3 groups as follows: Pilates group (n = 20), yoga group (n = 18) and isometric group (n = 18)...
November 16, 2017: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29147669/cervical-intervertebral-disc-degeneration-and-low-cervical-extension-independently-associated-with-a-history-of-stinger-syndrome
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Takayoshi Hakkaku, Koichi Nakazato, Koji Koyama, Karina Kouzaki, Kenji Hiranuma
Background: Stinger syndrome frequently occurs in athletes who compete in collision sports. Sharp pain and impairment of neck motion are major symptoms. Cervical intervertebral disc degeneration (CIDD) is also frequently observed in those who compete in collision sports. Purpose/Hypothesis: To investigate whether CIDD and neck functionality are related to a history of stinger syndrome. The hypothesis was that a significant relationship exists between CIDD and neck motion and a history of stinger syndrome in Japanese collegiate football players...
November 2017: Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29091473/an-exploratory-electromyography-based-coactivation-index-for-the-cervical-spine
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Peter Le, Alexander Aurand, Thomas M Best, Safdar N Khan, Ehud Mendel, William S Marras
Objective Develop a coactivation index for the neck and test its effectiveness with complex dynamic head motions. Background Studies describing coactivation for the cervical spine are sparse in the literature. Of those in existence, they were either limited to a priori definitions of agonist/antagonist activity that limited the testing to sagittal and lateral planes or consisted of isometric exertions. Multiplanar movements would allow for a more realistic understanding of naturalistic movements in the cervical spine and propensity for neck pain...
November 1, 2017: Human Factors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29033217/normalization-of-the-trapezius-semg-signal-a-reliability-study-on-women-with-and-without-neck-shoulder-pain
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Marina Machado Cid, Leticia Bergamin Januario, Gisele Garcia Zanca, Stela Marcia Mattiello, Ana Beatriz Oliveira
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate within- and between-days reliability of two normalization methods of surface electromyography (sEMG) recordings of the trapezius muscle. METHODS: Nineteen women were allocated into 2 groups (healthy and with neck-shoulder pain). The sEMG was recorded in two sessions with 7 days in between sessions. The four portions of the trapezius muscle (the clavicular and acromial fibers of the upper trapezius, the middle and the lower trapezius) were evaluated during maximal and submaximal isometric voluntary contractions...
September 29, 2017: Brazilian Journal of Physical Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28843128/effect-of-neck-flexor-muscle-activation-on-impact-velocity-of-the-head-during-backward-falls-in-young-adults
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W J Choi, S N Robinovitch, S A Ross, J Phan, D Cipriani
Falls are a common cause of traumatic brain injuries (TBI) across the lifespan. A proposed but untested hypothesis is that neck muscle activation influences impact severity and risk for TBI during a fall. We conducted backward falling experiments to test whether activation of the neck flexor muscles facilitates the avoidance of head impact, and reduces impact velocity if the head contacts the ground. Young adults (n=8) fell from standing onto a 30cm thick gymnastics mat while wearing a helmet. Participants were instructed to fall backward and (a) prevent their head from impacting the mat ("no head impact" trials); (b) allow their head to impact the mat, but with minimal impact severity ("soft impact" trials); and (c) allow their head to impact the mat, while inhibiting efforts to reduce impact severity ("hard impact" trials)...
August 16, 2017: Clinical Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814028/quantitative-assessment-of-swallowing-activity-by-mmg-measurement-with-pvdf-film
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Hashimoto Takuya, Tsukagoshi Keita, Koike Takuji
Difficulty of swallowing, called dysphagia, leads to aspiration pneumonia which is particularly a big health concern in aging societies. Therefore, prevention and treatment of dysphagia would contribute to extending healthy-life and QOL of elderly people and decreasing healthcare cost. Robotics technologies are expected as one of the effective methods to solve the problem in terms of detecting malfunction in swallowing and recovering swallowing function. The aim of this study is to investigate muscle activity during normal swallowing using mechanomyography (MMG) with PolyVinylidene DiFluoride (PVDF) film which is a ferroelectrics polymer...
July 2017: IEEE ... International Conference on Rehabilitation Robotics: [proceedings]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28761029/isometric-muscle-fatigue-of-the-paravertebral-and-upper-extremity-muscles-after-whiplash-injury
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Pejana Rastovic, Marija Definis Gojanovic, Marina Berberovic, Marko Pavlovic, Josip Lesko, Gordan Galic, Maja Pandza
BACKGROUND: Whiplash-associated disorders (WAD) result from injury of neck structures that most often occur during traffic accidents as a result of rapid acceleration-deceleration. The dominant symptoms manifest in the musculoskeletal system and include increased fatigue. Because of the frequency of whiplash injuries, a simple, cheap and useful diagnostic tool is needed to differentiate whiplash injury from healthy patients or those faking symptoms. OBJECTIVES: To determine muscle fatigue in patients with whiplash injury in six body positions...
July 2017: Annals of Saudi Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28750955/acute-electromyographic-responses-of-deep-thoracic-paraspinal-muscles-to-spinal-manual-therapy-interventions-an-experimental-randomized-cross-over-study
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Gary Fryer, Michael Bird, Barry Robbins, Jane C Johnson
This single group, randomized, cross-over study explored whether manual therapy alters motor tone of deep thoracic back muscles by examining resting electromyographic activity (EMG) after 2 types of manual therapy and a sham control intervention. Twenty-two participants with thoracic spinal pain (15 females, 7 males, mean age 28.1 ± 6.4 years) had dual fine-wire, intramuscular electrodes inserted into deep transversospinalis muscles at a thoracic level where tissues appeared abnormal to palpation (AbP) and at 2 sites above and below normal and non-tender to palpation (NT)...
July 2017: Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735103/voluntary-activation-of-the-trapezius-muscle-in-cases-with-neck-shoulder-pain-compared-to-healthy-controls
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Katrine Tholstrup Bech, Camilla Marie Larsen, Gisela Sjøgaard, Andreas Holtermann, Janet L Taylor, Karen Søgaard
Subjects reporting neck/shoulder pain have been shown to generate less force during maximal voluntary isometric contractions (MVC) of the shoulder muscles compared to healthy controls. This has been suggested to be caused by a pain-related decrease in voluntary activation (VA) rather than lack of muscle mass. The aim of the present study was to investigate VA of the trapezius muscle during MVCs in subjects with and without neck/shoulder pain by use of the twitch interpolation technique. Ten cases suffering from pain and ten age and gender matched, healthy controls were included in the study...
October 2017: Journal of Electromyography and Kinesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28681366/proposal-for-a-modified-jaw-opening-exercise-for-dysphagia-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Yuji Koyama, Ayaka Sugimoto, Takahide Hamano, Takashi Kasahara, Minoru Toyokura, Yoshihisa Masakado
OBJECTIVE: To verify the feasibility and effectiveness of a newly developed modified jaw opening exercise (MJOE) in post-stroke patients with pharyngeal residue who completed a sixweek exercise regimen. DESIGN: Double-blind, randomized, controlled trial. PARTICIPANTS: 16 patients with stroke-related dysphagia. INTERVENTIONS: Participants were allocated to an intervention group (MJOE: one set of five repetitions at 80% maximum voluntary contraction (MVC) for 6 seconds) or a control group (isometric jaw closing exercise: one set of five repetitions at 20% MVC for 6 seconds)...
July 20, 2017: Tokai Journal of Experimental and Clinical Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611110/the-liftmor-m-lifting-intervention-for-training-muscle-and-osteoporosis-rehabilitation-for-men-trial-protocol-for-a-semirandomised-controlled-trial-of-supervised-targeted-exercise-to-reduce-risk-of-osteoporotic-fracture-in-older-men-with-low-bone-mass
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Amy T Harding, Benjamin K Weeks, Steven L Watson, Belinda R Beck
INTRODUCTION: The primary aim of the proposed study is to examine the efficacy of an 8-month supervised, high-intensity progressive resistance training and impact loading programme in comparison with a supervised machine-based isometric exercise training programme using the bioDensity system in older men with low bone mass. We will also determine the safety and acceptability of each exercise training mode. Intervention group responses will be compared with those of a self-selected, non-randomised control sample of sex-matched and age-matched men who will follow their usual lifestyle activities for 8 months...
June 12, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28573486/feasibility-of-tongue-strength-measurements-during-chemo-radiotherapy-in-head-and-neck-cancer-patients
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Leen Van den Steen, Olivier Vanderveken, Jan Vanderwegen, Dirk Van Gestel, Jean-François Daisne, Johan Allouche, Laurence Delacroix, Diane Van Rompaey, Sylvie Beauvois, Sophie Cvilic, Steven Mariën, Gauthier Desuter, Jan Baptist Vermorken, Danielle Van den Weyngaert, Pol Specenier, Carl Van Laer, Marc Peeters, Paul Van de Heyning, Gilbert Chantrain, Georges Lawson, Cathy Lazarus, Marc De Bodt, Gwen Van Nuffelen
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to investigate the feasibility of tongue strength measures (TSMs) and the influence of bulb location, sex, and self-perceived pain and mucositis in head and neck cancer (HNC) patients during chemoradiotherapy (CRT). METHODS: Twenty-six newly diagnosed HNC patients treated with CRT performed anterior and posterior maximal isometric tongue pressures by means of the Iowa Oral Performance Instrument (IOPI). The Oral Mucositis Weekly Questionnaire (OMWQ) and a Visual Analogue Scale (VAS) for pain during swallowing were completed weekly from baseline to 1 week post CRT...
November 2017: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28570930/activation-of-the-semispinalis-cervicis-and-splenius-capitis-with-cervical-pulley-exercises
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Jim Rivard, Cindy Unsleber, Jochen Schomacher, Joachim Erlenwein, Frank Petzke, Deborah Falla
STUDY DESIGN: Quasi-Experimental. OBJECTIVE: To assess the activation of semispinalis cervicis (d-SSC) and splenius capitis (s-SC) muscles, and the activation between the two during neck pulley and free weight exercises. BACKGROUND: Altered activation of cervical extensors may occur with neck pain, suggesting that exercises should be designed to target these muscles. METHODS: d-SSC and s-SC activity was recorded unilaterally with intramuscular electromyography from healthy volunteers during cervical isometric exercises: 1) extension with a pulley rope angled from incline to vertical, 2) extension with right, left and central forehead hanging weight, and 3) rotation with pulley rope angled from incline to decline...
May 20, 2017: Musculoskeletal Science & Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28569455/nordic-walking-and-specific-strength-training-for-neck-and-shoulder-pain-in-office-workers-a-pilot-study
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Atle H Saeterbakken, Solveig Nordengen, Vidar Andersen, Marius S Fimland
BACKGROUND: More than half of all adults have experienced neck pain during the last six months. Studies have demonstrated reduced pain in the neck-and shoulder region after specific strength training of the affected muscles, but specific endurance training of neck and shoulder muscles has not been properly examined. AIM: To examine the impact of Nordic walking (NW) compared to specific strength training (ST) and a non-training control group (Con) on self-reported neck-and shoulder pain among office workers...
June 1, 2017: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532875/neck-pain-and-dysphagia-associated-to-disc-protrusion-and-reduced-functional-stability-a-case-report
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Michele Margelli, Carla Vanti, Jorge Hugo Villafañe, Roberto Andreotti
BACKGROUND: Deglutition dysfunction like dysphagia may be associated with cervical symptoms. FINDINGS: A young female complained of pain on the neck and swallowing dysfunction that was reduced by means of isometric contraction of cervical muscles. Magnetic resonance imaging revealed an anterior C5-C6 disc protrusion associated with a lesion of the anterior longitudinal ligament. Barium radiograph showed a small anterior cervical osteophyte at C6 level and dynamic X-ray excluded anatomical instability...
April 2017: Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528354/comparison-of-the-effectiveness-of-resistance-training-in-women-with-chronic-computer-related-neck-pain-a-randomized-controlled-study
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Xiao Li, Caina Lin, Cuicui Liu, Songjian Ke, Qing Wan, Haijie Luo, Zhuxi Huang, Wenjun Xin, Chao Ma, Shaoling Wu
BACKGROUND: Chronic computer-related neck pain is common among office workers. Studies have proposed neck strengthening exercise as a therapy to pain relieving and function improvement. The aim of this study was to compare the efficacy of different loading resistance trainings and we hypothesized that women with work-related neck pain could benefit more from progressive resistance training for pain and function recovery. METHODS: A randomized controlled trial was conducted and subjects characterized by monotonous jobs were recruited...
May 20, 2017: International Archives of Occupational and Environmental Health
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