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Greater Resting Lumbar Extensor Myofascial Stiffness in Younger Ankylosing Spondylitis Patients Than Age-Comparable Healthy Volunteers Quantified by Myotonometry.

Authors
  • Andonian, Brian J1
  • Masi, Alfonse T2
  • Aldag, Jean C1
  • Barry, Alexander J3
  • Coates, Brandon A3
  • Emrich, Katherine3
  • Henderson, Jacqueline4
  • Kelly, Joseph5
  • Nair, Kalyani4
  • 1 Department of Medicine, University of Illinois College of Medicine, Peoria, IL.
  • 2 Department of Medicine, University of Illinois College of Medicine, Peoria, IL. Electronic address: [email protected]
  • 3 Bradley University, Peoria, IL.
  • 4 Department of Mechanical Engineering, Bradley University, Peoria, IL.
  • 5 Department of Physical Therapy, Bradley University, Peoria, IL.
Type
Published Article
Journal
Archives of physical medicine and rehabilitation
Publication Date
Nov 01, 2015
Volume
96
Issue
11
Pages
2041–2047
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/j.apmr.2015.07.014
PMID: 26254947
Source
Medline
Keywords
License
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Abstract

Lumbar myofascial stiffness was greater in 24 patients with AS than in the control subjects. A hypothesized biomechanical concept of increased resting lumbar myofascial stiffness in AS may be supported by this preliminary controlled study.

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