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2020 Apr

Spine J



Fatigue changes neck muscle control and deteriorates postural stability during arm movement perturbations in patients with chronic neck pain.


Hsu W-L, Chen C P, Nikkhoo M, Lin C-F, Ching C T-S, Cheng C-H
Spine J. 2020 Apr; 20(4):530-537.
PMID: 31672689.


Multisensory afferent inputs to the cervical spine affect the generation of neck muscle control. Chronic neck pain (CNP) and muscle fatigue are factors that disturb somatosensory function. Whether they affect postural control under self-initiated perturbation in daily activities is still unclear.