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Loïc Carment, Marc A Maier, Sophie Sangla, Vincent Guiraud, Serge Mesure, Marie Vidailhet, Påvel G Lindberg, Jean-Pierre Bleton
BACKGROUND: Focal dystonia has been associated with deficient processing of sense of effort cues. However, corresponding studies are lacking in cervical dystonia (CD). We hypothesized that dystonic muscle activity would perturb neck force control based on sense of effort cues. METHODS: Neck extension force control was investigated in 18 CD patients with different clinical features (7 with and 11 without retrocollis) and in 19 control subjects. Subjects performed force-matching and force-maintaining tasks at 5% and 20% of maximum voluntary contraction (MVC)...
2017: PloS One
Mahmut Alpayci, Server İlter
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to investigate whether isometric neck extension exercise restores physiological cervical lordosis and reduces pain. DESIGN: Sixty-five patients with loss of cervical lordosis were randomly assigned to exercise (27 women, 7 men; mean age, 32.82 ± 8.83 yrs) and control (26 women, 5 men; mean age, 33.48 ± 9.67 yrs) groups. Both groups received nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs for 10 days. The exercise group received additional therapy as a home exercise program, which consisted of isometric neck extension for 3 mos...
January 23, 2017: American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Leonardo Gregorio Antúnez Sánchez, María de la Casa Almeida, Jesús Rebollo Roldán, Antonio Ramírez Manzano, Rocío Martín Valero, Carmen Suárez Serrano
OBJECTIVE: To compare the efficacy in reducing neck pain and disability in an individualised physiotherapy treatment with group treatment in acute and subacute mechanical neck pain. DESIGN: Randomised clinical trial. LOCATION: Health Area of University Hospital Virgen del Rocío, Seville, Spain. PARTICIPANTS: A total of 90 patients diagnosed with mechanical neck pain of up to one month onset, distributed randomly into two groups: (i)individualised treatment; (ii)group treatment...
January 11, 2017: Atencion Primaria
Chia-Chi Yang, Fong-Chin Su, Po-Ching Yang, Hwai-Ting Lin, Lan-Yuen Guo
Mechanical neck disorder is a widespread and non-neurological musculoskeletal condition resulting from modern lifestyles. Presently, the fundamental electrophysiological properties of the motor units of the sternocleidomastoid muscles and the characteristics of the short-term synchronization of the motor unit in patients with neck pain are ambiguous. This study therefore aims to clarify the fundamental electrophysiological properties of the motor units of the sternocleidomastoid muscles in patients with mechanical neck disorder and in asymptomatic individuals...
2016: PloS One
Angela V Dieterich, Ricardo J Andrade, Guillaume Le Sant, Deborah Falla, Frank Petzke, François Hug, Antoine Nordez
PURPOSE: The neck extensor muscles contribute to spinal support and posture while performing head and neck motion. Muscle stiffness relates to passive elasticity (support) and active tensioning (posture and movement) of muscle. It was hypothesized that support and motion requirements are reflected in the distribution of stiffness between superficial and deep neck extensor muscles. METHODS: In ten healthy participants, shear modulus (stiffness) of five neck extensor muscles was determined in prone at rest and during isometric head lift at three intensities using shear wave elastography...
December 2, 2016: European Journal of Applied Physiology
Renata Siciliani Scalco, Sherryl Chatfield, Muhammad Hyder Junejo, Suzanne Booth, Jatin Pattni, Richard Godfrey, Ros Quinlivan
BACKGROUND McArdle disease is a glycogen storage disorder mainly characterized by exercise intolerance. Prolonged muscle contracture is also a feature of this condition and may lead to rhabdomyolysis (RM), which is a serious event characterized by acute skeletal muscle damage.  CASE REPORT A 44-year-old female patient presented with an acute contracture of the posterior neck muscles, causing severe nuchal rigidity. The contracture was induced during a dental extraction as she held her mouth open for a prolonged period, with her neck in a rigid position...
November 30, 2016: American Journal of Case Reports
Cecília N Prudente, Randall Stilla, Shivangi Singh, Cathrin Buetefisch, Marian Evatt, Stewart A Factor, Alan Freeman, Xiaoping Philip Hu, Ellen J Hess, K Sathian, H A Jinnah
Cervical dystonia (CD) is a neurological disorder characterized by abnormal movements and postures of the head. The brain regions responsible for these abnormal movements are not well understood, because most imaging techniques for assessing regional brain activity cannot be used when the head is moving. Recently, we mapped brain activation in healthy individuals using functional magnetic resonance imaging during isometric head rotation, when muscle contractions occur without actual head movements. In the current study, we used the same methods to explore the neural substrates for head movements in subjects with CD who had predominantly rotational abnormalities (torticollis)...
2016: Frontiers in Neurology
Shaun O Leary, Charlotte Loraas Fagermoen, Hiroyuki Hasegawa, Ann-Sofi Slettevold Thorsen, Luke Van Wyk
This study examined isometric strength (maximal voluntary contraction (MVC)) and endurance of cervical flexor and extensor muscles in healthy individuals at the craniocervical (CC) and cervicothoracic (CT) axes. MVC and endurance measures (time to task failure in seconds (s)) at 50% MVC were recorded in 4 directions (CC flexion, CC extension, CT flexion and CT extension) in 20 males and 20 females and six strength and endurance ratios were calculated. The findings showed that the cervical extensor muscles are not only much stronger than the flexors (1...
November 11, 2016: Journal of Applied Biomechanics
Katherine Lee, James Onate, Samar McCann, Tamerah Hunt, Wilbert Turner, Mark Merrick
Clinical Scenario: In wrestling, athletes often support a large amount of weight on their heads or are forced into extreme ranges of motion. These suboptimal movement conditions lead to a high prevalence of neck injuries in wrestlers. A large portion of the work done by the cervical musculature in wrestling is theorized to be eccentric or isometric types of contractions. Strengthening of these cervical muscles is clinically considered to play a vital role in being competitive on the wrestling mat. The cervical stability provided by strengthening these muscles may also play a part in injury prevention among wrestlers...
August 24, 2016: Journal of Sport Rehabilitation
Qiu-ping Fan, Bo Wang, Wei-ping Ji
As an important indicator of total hip arthroplasty (THA) the rate and degree of offset reconstruction play an important role in improving the prognosis and life quality of patients. The reconstruction of femoral offset is closely related to reserved length of calcar femorale, the head and neck length of prosthesis, angle degree of neck shaft and whether lower limb is isometric. Reconstruction strategy includes making a meticulous and standard measurement before the surgery, predicting the reserved length of calcar femorale, selecting a prosthesis with approximate anatomical neck-shaft angle and reconstructing offset by adjusting the head and neck length of the prosthetic during the operation...
February 2016: Zhongguo Gu Shang, China Journal of Orthopaedics and Traumatology
Fateme Bokaee, Asghar Rezasoltani, Farideh Dehghan Manshadi, Sedigheh Sadat Naimi, Alireza Akbarzadeh Baghban, Hadi Azimi
OBJECTIVE: The stability of the craniocervical (CC) area is provided by CC muscles. Muscle imbalance between forces of these muscles may lead to forward head posture (FHP). FHP is one of the most prevalent abnormal postures in patients with neck pain. The aim of the present study was to compare isometric force of the CC flexor and extensor muscles between women with and without FHP. METHOD: Isometric force of the CC flexor and extensor muscles was measured by a custom-made device and compared between 70 women with and without FHP (35 in each group)...
September 2016: Cranio: the Journal of Craniomandibular Practice
Mahmut Alpayci, Emre Şenköy, Veysel Delen, Volkan Şah, Levent Yazmalar, Metin Erden, Murat Toprak, Şeyhmus Kaplan
BACKGROUND: The loss of cervical lordosis is associated with some negative clinical outcomes. No previous study has examined cervical muscle strength, specifically in patients with the loss of cervical lordosis. This study aims to investigate whether there is weakness of the cervical muscles or an imbalance between cervical flexor and extensor muscle strength in patients with the loss of cervical lordosis compared with healthy controls matched by age, gender, body mass index (BMI), and employment status...
March 2016: Clinical Biomechanics
Chih-Hsiu Cheng, Andy Chien, Wei-Li Hsu, Carl Pai-Chu Chen, Hsin-Yi Kathy Cheng
Cervical spinal loads are predominately influenced by activities of cervical muscles. However, the coordination between deep and superficial muscles and their influence on the spinal loads is not well understood. This study aims to document the changes of cervical spinal loads and the differential contributions of superficial and deep muscles with varying head postures. Electromyography (EMG) of cervical muscles from seventeen healthy adults were measured during maximal isometric exertions for lateral flexion (at 10°, 20° and terminal position) as well as flexion/extension (at 10°, 20°, 30°, and terminal position) neck postures...
2016: PloS One
Ellen Aartun, Jan Hartvigsen, Lise Hestbaek
OBJECTIVE: The overall aim of this study was to determine the ability of 2 selected clinical tests to detect or predict neck pain, mid back pain, and low back pain in a school-based cohort of Danish 11- to 15-year-olds. METHODS: A school-based 2-year prospective cohort study was conducted. Data were collected at the age of 11 to 13 (n = 1224) and 2 years later (n = 963). Spinal pain (neck pain, mid back pain, and low back pain) was assessed by an electronic survey completed during school time, and reference standard was defined as both lifetime prevalence and frequent pain as a proxy of severity...
February 2016: Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics
Oke A Anakwenze, Krishn Khanna, William N Levine, Christopher S Ahmad
We conducted a study to determine precise ulnar tunnel location during lateral ulnar collateral ligament reconstruction to maximize bony bridge and graft construct perpendicularity. Three-dimensional computer models of 15 adult elbows were constructed. These elbow models were manipulated for simulated 4-mm tunnel drilling. The proximal ulna tunnels were placed at the radial head-neck junction and sequentially 0, 5, and 10 mm posterior to the supinator crest. The bony bridges created by these tunnels were measured...
February 2016: American Journal of Orthopedics
Con Hrysomallis
The neck musculature has an essential role in positioning and stabilising the head and may influence sport performance and injury risk. The objectives of this review are to (1) compare the neck strength of different athletes; (2) report on the outcomes of training programmes; (3) explore the association between neck strength and head stabilisation; (4) examine the relationship between neck strength and sport injury risk; and (5) identify areas for future research. There was a difference in strength between different player positions in football codes, gender and age...
August 2016: Sports Medicine
Sirpa Mustalampi, Jari Ylinen, Katariina Korniloff, Adam Weir, Arja Häkkinen
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate changes in the strength and mechanical properties of neck muscles and disability in patients with cervical dystonia (CD) during a 12-week period following botulinum neurotoxin (BoNT) injections. METHODS: Eight patients with CD volunteered for this prospective clinical cohort study. Patients had received BoNT injections regularly in neck muscles at three-month intervals for several years. Maximal isometric neck strength was measured by a dynamometer, and the mechanical properties of the splenius capitis were evaluated using two myotonometers...
January 2016: Journal of Movement Disorders
Noureddin Karimi, Asghar Rezasoltani, Leila Rahnama, Farhang Noori-Kochi, Shapour Jaberzadeh
BACKGROUND: Altered pattern of muscle activity is commonly seen with chronic neck pain (CNP). However, limited investigations have been done on dorsal neck muscles' activity pattern while performing upper limb tasks in patients with CNP. OBJECTIVES: To investigate dorsal neck muscles' thickness changes during isometric contraction of shoulder muscles. DESIGN: Case-control study. METHODS: This study investigated dorsal neck muscles' thickness changes during isometric contraction of shoulder muscles in 20 healthy participants (mean age 27 ± 4...
April 2016: Manual Therapy
H C Almstedt, S Grote, S E Perez, T C Shoepe, S L Strand, H P Tarleton
Cancer survivors often experience poor post-treatment musculoskeletal health. This study examined the feasibility of combined aerobic and resistant training (CART) for improving strength, skeletal health and balance. Cancer survivors (n = 24) were identified by convenience sampling in Los Angeles County with 11 survivors consenting to 13 weeks of CART. Pre- and post-intervention assessments of bone mineral density (BMD), strength, flexibility and biomarker analysis were performed. Paired t-test analysis suggested increases in lower and upper body strength...
January 18, 2016: European Journal of Cancer Care
Birgit Castelein, Barbara Cagnie, Thierry Parlevliet, Ann Cools
BACKGROUND: The Serratus Anterior (SA) has a critical role in stabilizing the scapula against the thorax. Research has linked shoulder and neck disorders to impairments in the SA activation. Exercises that target the SA are included in the rehabilitation of shoulder or neck pain and mostly include a protraction component. The Pectoralis Minor (PM) functions as a synergist of the SA. From the literature it is unclear to what extent PM is activated during SA exercises. OBJECTIVES: To determine the activity of SA and PM during different protraction exercises...
April 2016: Manual Therapy
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