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Impaired postural control in patients with cervico-brachial pain

Karlberg, Mikael LU ; Persson, Liselott LU and Magnusson, Måns LU (1995) In Acta Oto-Laryngologica. Supplement 115(S520). p.440-442
Abstract
Dizziness and subjective balance disturbances are common complaints in cervical pain syndromes. We assessed balance function with posturography using vibration-induced and galvanically-induced body sway in consecutive patients (n = 116) with cervico-brachial pain syndrome of more than 3 months' duration. A total of 83% of the patients showed signs of cervical root compression on MRT scans. The incidence of complaints of vertigo was 50%. The patients manifested significantly poorer postural control than sex- and age-matched controls (n = 20). Disorders of the neck should be considered when assessing patients complaining of dizziness, vertigo and balance disturbances.
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posturography, posture, neck pain, disc hernia, cervical spondylosis
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Acta Oto-Laryngologica. Supplement
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115
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S520
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440 - 442
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Scandinavian University Press
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  • pmid:8749184
  • scopus:0028970996
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0365-5237
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English
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  abstract     = {Dizziness and subjective balance disturbances are common complaints in cervical pain syndromes. We assessed balance function with posturography using vibration-induced and galvanically-induced body sway in consecutive patients (n = 116) with cervico-brachial pain syndrome of more than 3 months' duration. A total of 83% of the patients showed signs of cervical root compression on MRT scans. The incidence of complaints of vertigo was 50%. The patients manifested significantly poorer postural control than sex- and age-matched controls (n = 20). Disorders of the neck should be considered when assessing patients complaining of dizziness, vertigo and balance disturbances.},
  author       = {Karlberg, Mikael and Persson, Liselott and Magnusson, Måns},
  issn         = {0365-5237},
  keyword      = {posturography,posture,neck pain,disc hernia,cervical spondylosis},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {S520},
  pages        = {440--442},
  publisher    = {Scandinavian University Press},
  series       = {Acta Oto-Laryngologica. Supplement},
  title        = {Impaired postural control in patients with cervico-brachial pain},
  volume       = {115},
  year         = {1995},
}