ProHealth health Vitamin and Natural Supplement Store and Health
Home  |  Log In  |  My Account  |  View Cart  View Your ProHealth Vitamin and Supplement Shopping Cart
800-366-6056  |  Contact Us  |  Help
Facebook Google Plus
Fibromyalgia  Chronic Fatigue Syndrome & M.E.  Lyme Disease  Natural Wellness  Supplement News  Forums  Our Story
Store     Brands   |   A-Z Index   |   Best Sellers   |   New Products   |   Deals & Specials   |   Under $10   |   SmartSavings Club

Trending News

10 Fibro-Friendly Foods with a Bonus: Beautiful Skin

Fight Back! Win the War Being Waged Against Your Immune System

The role of microbiota and intestinal permeability in the pathophysiology of autoimmune and neuroimm...

Studies Show that Magnesium L-threonate Improves Brain Plasticity, Leading to Direct and Significant...

Clary Sage Oil May Be Pricey, but Its Benefits Are Priceless

Component of red wine, grapes can help to reduce inflammation, study finds

Poly MVA: A Novel Therapy for Increasing Energy, Repairing DNA, and Promoting Overall Health

Acupressure reduced fatigue in breast cancer survivors

Omega-3 fatty acid stops known trigger of lupus

What’s Fenugreek Good For?

Print Page
Email Article

Visualization of chronic neck-shoulder pain: impaired microcirculation

  [ 25 votes ]   [ Discuss This Article ]
By Larsson R, Cai H, Zhang Q, Oberg PA, Larsson SE • • April 15, 1998

This study pertains to the 71 patients who had received a diagnosis
of cervico-brachial pain syndrome after thorough clinical
examination of a total series of 300 patients, who had been
referred to the National Insurance Hospital in Tranas because
of chronic neck pain that interfered with their ability to
work. Changes in trapezius muscle blood flow and EMG were
examined and related to the anamnesis and physical findings.
The microcirculation in the upper part of the right and left
trapezius muscles was examined simultaneously by using optical
laser-Doppler single-fibres after insertion into the muscle
directly via the skin. Continuous recordings were made during
stepwise increased static contraction determined
electro-myographically. Signal processing was performed
on-line by computer. MRT of the cervical spine was performed
in 12 patients. None showed nerve root affliction. Ten showed
a bulging intervertebral disc and two, a narrowed nerve hole
(lateral stenosis). The muscle blood flow (LDF) was
significantly lower in the most painful side compared with the
opposite side in the group of 41 patients with predominantly
unilateral pain (21 women and 20 men). A lowered blood flow
was also found when the 21 females in this group was compared
with a normal control group of 20 healthy women. The patients
had lower rms-EMG and EMG mean power frequency (MPF) in the
painful side compared with the opposite side. A further
lowering of the MPF was observed with induced fatigue. It was
concluded that the chronic neck pain in cervico-brachial
syndrome can become visualized by the finding of lowered blood
flow of the trapezius muscle which seems to be an expression
of the chronic neck pain.

Post a Comment

Featured Products From the ProHealth Store
Optimized Curcumin Longvida® Mitochondria Ignite™ with NT Factor® FibroSleep™

Looking for Vitamins, Herbs and Supplements?
Search the ProHealth Store for Hundreds of Natural Health Products

Article Comments

Be the first to comment on this article!

Post a Comment

Natural Pain Relief Supplements

Featured Products

Optimized Curcumin Longvida® Optimized Curcumin Longvida®
Supports Cognition, Memory & Overall Health
Ultra EPA  - Fish Oil Ultra EPA - Fish Oil
Ultra concentrated source of essential fish oils
Ultra ATP+, Double Strength Ultra ATP+, Double Strength
Get energized with malic acid & magnesium
FibroSleep™ FibroSleep™
The All-in-One Natural Sleep Aid
Vitamin D3 Extreme™ Vitamin D3 Extreme™
50,000 IU Vitamin D3 - Prescription Strength

Natural Remedies

Carry a Massage Therapist in Your Pocket Carry a Massage Therapist in Your Pocket
Cell-Charging Compound Gives Steady Energy to Fibromyalgia & Chronic Fatigue Patients Cell-Charging Compound Gives Steady Energy to Fibromyalgia & Chronic Fatigue Patients
How Glutathione Can Save Your Life How Glutathione Can Save Your Life
Priming Your Immune System for Cold & Flu Season Priming Your Immune System for Cold & Flu Season
How I Found My Long-Lost Energy How I Found My Long-Lost Energy

ProHealth, Inc.
555 Maple Ave
Carpinteria, CA 93013
(800) 366-6056  |  Email

· Become a Wholesaler
· Vendor Inquiries
· Affiliate Program
Credit Card Processing
Be the first to know about new products, special discounts and the latest health news. *New subscribers only

CONNECT WITH US ProHealth on Facebook  ProHealth on Twitter  ProHealth on Pinterest  ProHealth on Google Plus

© 2016 ProHealth, Inc. All rights reserved. Pain Tracker App  |  Store  |  Customer Service  |  Guarantee  |  Privacy  |  Contact Us  |  Library  |  RSS  |  Site Map