Human Physiology

, Volume 32, Issue 1, pp 81–85 | Cite as

Electroneuromyography analysis of reduced exercise performance in patients with lumbosacral osteochondrosis

  • E. Yu. Andriyanova
  • R. M. Gorodnichev


The functional activity of the segmental apparatus and skeletal muscles of the upper and lower extremities was examined using various techniques, mainly, comprehensive electroneuromyography, in patients with lumbosacral osteochondrosis. Among the findings were significant differences between the H and the M responses of the soleus muscle, increased presynaptic inhibition of spinal motoneurons, and alteration in their reflex excitability, which explains the reduction in the exercise performance of the crus muscles as a result of the damage of spinal nerve roots involved in this pathology.


Skeletal Muscle Human Physiology Lower Extremity Functional Activity Nerve Root 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • E. Yu. Andriyanova
    • 1
  • R. M. Gorodnichev
    • 1
  1. 1.Velikie Luki State Academy of Physical Education and SportsVelikie LukiRussia

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