One article on PainSci cites Nakazawa 1997: The Trouble with Chairs
PainSci notes on Nakazawa 1997:
From the abstract: “All subjects showed that both short and long latency stretch reflex FMG activities of muscle biceps brachii were reduced immediately after 20 days bed rest, and then recovered gradually to pre-bed rest levels at one- to two-months after bed rest ....” Note, however, that another muscle studied did not show reflex degeneration in the same conditions.
original abstract †Abstracts here may not perfectly match originals, for a variety of technical and practical reasons. Some abstacts are truncated for my purposes here, if they are particularly long-winded and unhelpful. I occasionally add clarifying notes. And I make some minor corrections.
Stretch reflex responses of m. biceps brachii and m. brachioradialis of ten normal adults were studied before and after 20 days of strict bed rest. A standard torque perturbation (15 Nm, 170 ms) was applied to the forearm to induce reflex electromyographic (EMG) activities of the two muscles investigated. Totally 30 perturbations were applied during submaximal isometric elbow flexion movements at 80 deg flexed joint angle, and ensemble averaged EMG waveforms were calculated by aligning the signal to the onset of perturbations. All subjects showed that both short and long latency stretch reflex FMG activities of m. biceps brachii were reduced immediately after 20 days bed rest, and then recovered gradually to pre-bed rest levels at one- to two-months after bed rest, whereas there was no such variation in the stretch reflex induced in m. brachioradialis. It was demonstrated that the muscle stretch reflex gain might be reduced with long-term inactivity, but the effects on stretch reflex gains were different in the two tested muscles.
This page is part of the PainScience BIBLIOGRAPHY, which contains plain language summaries of thousands of scientific papers & others sources. It’s like a highly specialized blog. A few highlights:
- Photobiomodulation therapy is not better than placebo in patients with chronic nonspecific low back pain: a randomised placebo-controlled trial. Guimarães 2021 Pain.
- No effect of creatine monohydrate supplementation on inflammatory and cartilage degradation biomarkers in individuals with knee osteoarthritis. Cornish 2018 Nutr Res.
- The CANBACK trial: a randomised, controlled clinical trial of oral cannabidiol for people presenting to the emergency department with acute low back pain. Bebee 2021 Med J Aust.
- Relationships Between Sleep Quality and Pain-Related Factors for People with Chronic Low Back Pain: Tests of Reciprocal and Time of Day Effects. Gerhart 2017 Ann Behav Med.
- Modulation in the elastic properties of gastrocnemius muscle heads in individuals with plantar fasciitis and its relationship with pain. Zhou 2020 Sci Rep.