Sensorimotor integration, cervical sensorimotor control, and cost of cognitive-motor dual tasking: Are there differences in patients with chronic whiplash-associated disorders and chronic idiopathic neck pain compared to healthy controls?

Ibrahim M Moustafa, Aliaa Diab, Tamer Shousha, Veena Raigangar, Deed E Harrison

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Abstract

The current investigation aimed to compare the sensorimotor integration, sensorimotor control, and cost of cognitive-motor dual task during walking, in persons with chronic WAD as compared to matched chronic idiopathic neck pain and normal healthy controls. A cross-sectional, case control design comparing 30 participants in each of two study groups (chronic WAD and chronic idiopathic neck pain) to a matched control group was conducted. Measurements included: (1) the cranio-vertebral angle (CVA), (2) left and right rotation head repositioning accuracy (HRA), (3) frontal N30 amplitudes to assess sensorimotor integration, (4) dual cognitive gait cost (DCGC). A statistically significant difference for the CVA was found between groups: WAD 36.8° ± 3.4, chronic pain 44.5° ± 1.5, and controls 47.1° ± 4; p 
Original languageEnglish
JournalEuropean spine journal : official publication of the European Spine Society, the European Spinal Deformity Society, and the European Section of the Cervical Spine Research Society
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 13 Oct 2022

Keywords

  • Autonomic nervous system
  • Forward head posture
  • Cross-sectional study

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