Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://buratest.brunel.ac.uk/handle/2438/1326
Full metadata record
DC FieldValueLanguage
dc.contributor.authorO'Connell, NE-
dc.contributor.authorMaskill, DW-
dc.contributor.authorCossar, J-
dc.contributor.authorNowicky, AV-
dc.date.accessioned2007-11-20T11:01:36Z-
dc.date.available2007-11-20T11:01:36Z-
dc.date.issued2007-
dc.identifier.citationClinical Neurophysiology. 118(11): 2451-2455en
dc.identifier.issn1388-2457-
dc.identifier.issn1872-8952-
dc.identifier.urihttp://bura.brunel.ac.uk/handle/2438/1326-
dc.description.abstractObjective: The aim of this study was to map the cortical representation of the lumbar spine paravertebral (LP) muscles in healthy subjects. Methods: Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) was employed to map the cortical representations of the LP muscles at two sites. Stimuli were applied to points on a grid representing scalp positions. The amplitude of motor evoked potentials (n = 6) was averaged for each position. Results: The optimal site for evoking responses in the contralateral LP muscles was situated 1 cm anterior and 4 cm lateral to the vertex. Ipsilateral responses were evoked from sites lateral to the optimal site for evoking contralateral responses. Contralateral responses were also obtained from areas anterior to the optimal site. Conclusions: Maps of these muscles can be produced. The results suggest discrete contra- and ipsilateral cortical projections. Anterior sites at which excitation can be evoked may indicate projections arising in the SMA are involved. Significance: This study provides normative data regarding the cortical representation of the paravertebral muscles and provides a technique for evaluating cortical motor plasticity in patients presenting with spinal pathologies.en
dc.format.extent144432 bytes-
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf-
dc.language.isoen-
dc.publisherElsevieren
dc.subjectCortical representation; Lumbar paravertebral muscles; Transcranial magnetic stimulation; Supplementary motor areaen
dc.titleMapping the cortical representation of the lumbar paravertebral musclesen
dc.typeResearch Paperen
dc.identifier.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.clinph.2007.08.006-
Appears in Collections:Physiotherapy
Dept of Clinical Sciences Research Papers

Files in This Item:
File Description SizeFormat 
o'connell et al CLIN NEUROPHYS.pdf105.89 kBAdobe PDFView/Open
Figure+1.pdf59.3 kBAdobe PDFView/Open


Items in BURA are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.