Preliminary evaluation of dorsal muscle activity during resisted cervical extension in patients with longstanding pain and disability following anterior cervical decompression and fusion surgery

Peolsson, A., Peolsson, M., Jull, G., Lofstedt, T., Trygg, J. and O'Leary, S. (2015) Preliminary evaluation of dorsal muscle activity during resisted cervical extension in patients with longstanding pain and disability following anterior cervical decompression and fusion surgery. Physiotherapy (United Kingdom), 101 1: 69-74. doi:10.1016/j.physio.2014.04.010

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Author Peolsson, A.
Peolsson, M.
Jull, G.
Lofstedt, T.
Trygg, J.
O'Leary, S.
Title Preliminary evaluation of dorsal muscle activity during resisted cervical extension in patients with longstanding pain and disability following anterior cervical decompression and fusion surgery
Journal name Physiotherapy (United Kingdom)   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0031-9406
1873-1465
Publication date 2015-03
Year available 2014
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/j.physio.2014.04.010
Open Access Status File (Author Post-print)
Volume 101
Issue 1
Start page 69
End page 74
Total pages 6
Place of publication Elsevier
Publisher London, United Kingdom
Collection year 2015
Language eng
Formatted abstract
Objectives: To compare mechanical activity (deformation and deformation rate) of the dorsal neck muscles between individuals with longstanding symptoms after anterior cervical decompression and fusion (ACDF) surgery and healthy controls.

Design: Preliminary cross-sectional study. Setting: Neurosurgery clinic.

Participants: Ten individuals {mean age 60 [standard deviation (SD) 7.1]} who had undergone ACDF surgery 10 to 13 years previously and 10 healthy age- and sex-matched controls.

Main outcomes: Mechanical activity of the different layers of dorsal neck muscles, measured at the C4 segment using ultrasonography (speckle tracking analysis) during a standardised, resisted cervical extension task.

Results: A significant group. ×. muscle interaction was found for muscle deformation ( P <. 0.03) but not for deformation rate ( P > 0.79). The ACDF group showed significantly less deformation of the semispinalis capitis muscle during the extension task compared with the control group [mean 3.12 (SD 2.06) and 6.64 (SD 4.17), respectively; mean difference 3.34 (95% confidence interval -0.54 to 7.21)].

Conclusions: As the semispinalis capitis muscle is a powerful neck extensor, the finding of altered activation following ACDF surgery lends support to the inclusion of exercise to train neck muscle performance in the management of these patients.
Keyword Extensor muscles
Neck surgery
Disc disease
Ultrasonography
Exercise
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Additional Notes Published online ahead of print 19 June 2014

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collections: Official 2015 Collection
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