Title: Proprioceptive weighting changes in persons with low back pain and elderly persons during upright standing
Authors: Brumagne, Simon ×
Cordo, Paul
Verschueren, Sabine #
Issue Date: Aug-2004
Series Title: Neuroscience Letters vol:366 issue:1 pages:63-66
Abstract: The purpose of this study was to examine whether postural instability observed in persons with spinal pain and in elderly persons is due to changes in proprioception and postural control strategy. The upright posture of 20 young and 20 elderly persons, with and without spinal pain, was challenged by vibrating ankle muscles (i.e. tibialis anterior, triceps surae) or paraspinal muscles. Center of pressure displacement was recorded using a force plate. Persons with spinal pain were more sensitive to triceps surae vibration and less sensitive to paraspinal vibration than persons without spinal pain. Elderly persons were more sensitive to tibialis anterior vibration than young healthy persons. These results suggest that spinal pain and aging may lead to changes in postural control by refocusing proprioceptive sensitivity from the trunk to the ankles.
ISSN: 0304-3940
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Research Group for Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation
Department of Rehabilitation Sciences - miscellaneous
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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