To investigate excitability of spinal neural function during stretching excises in patients with cerebrovascular disease (CVD), H-reflex was analyzed before, during and after 1 min. continued stretching of the affected arm. 10 hemiparesis patients with hypertonus and hyperreflex, mean age of 53.2 years were tested. H-reflex was recorded from the abductor pollicis brevis on the affected side after stimulation of median nerve in supine position. The persistence, amplitude and amplitude ratio of H/M during stretching were lower than those before and after in the patients with moderately increased muscle tonus. In patients with slightly and markedly increased, H-reflex was same before, during and after continued stretching. It is suggested that excitability of spinal neural function during 1 min. continued stretching was inhibited in the patients with moderately increased muscle tonus cansed by CVD.
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Electromyography and Clinical Neurophysiology|
|Publication status||Published - 01-2003|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Clinical Neurology
- Physiology (medical)