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Journal of the Korean Academy of Rehabilitation Medicine 1997;21(3):487-492.
A Comparative Study of Clinical Test and Electromyographic Findings in Cervical Pain Syndrome.
Lee, Ilhoon , Ko, Youngmin , Kim, Chul
Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Sanggye Paik Hospital, Inje University College of Medicine, Korea.
후경부 통증 환자의 임상검사와 근전도 소견의 비교
이일훈, 고영민, 김철
인제대학교 의과대학 재활의학교실

This retrospective study reviewed clinical and electromyographic (EMG) findings in 106 patients with cervical pain syndrome.

The purpose of this study was to test the validity of clinical tests (neck compression test, manual muscle test, sensory test, deep tendon reflex) in the diagnosis of cervical radiculopathy. Electromyographic studies were interpretated as positive finding with the presence of abnormal spontaneous activities of limb and paravertebral muscles and the clinical tests were interpretated by the presence or absence of abnormalities. The results showed that the neck compression and manual muscle tests correlated well with the EMG findings but the sensory test and deep tendon reflex were not.

It is suggested that the neck compression and manual muscle tests may be helpful in the diagnosis of radiculopathy.

Key Words: Electromyographic finding, Neck compression test, Manual muscle test, Cervical pain syndrome


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