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Myohypertonus and skin microhaemodynamics in patients with neurological manifestations of lumbar osteochondrosis by the speckle-optical method
Author(s): Leonid Victorovic Tanin; Ignatii P. Antonov; Ludmila A. Vassilevskaya; Sergei Constantin Dick
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Paper Abstract

The skin microhaemodynamics and the tonic state of muscles, which provide myohypertonus in patients with radicular and reflex syndromes of lumbar osteohondrosis at moderate and pronounced musculotonic manifestations, have been studied with the help of a laser specklometer whose principle of operation is based on speckle-optical measurements of states of the human skin. When investigating the skin in these patients, asymmetry of speckle-optical indices has been revealed on the sick and the normal limbs, which was more pronounced in zones of the affected root primary innervation. The speckle-optical studies have revealed asymmetry of the vibrational properties of paravertebral muscles in patients at rest and in various postural reactions.

Paper Details

Date Published: 19 January 1996
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 2623, Medical Applications of Lasers III, (19 January 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.230344
Show Author Affiliations
Leonid Victorovic Tanin, Institute of Physics (Belarus)
Ignatii P. Antonov, Research Institute of Neurology, Neurosurgery, and Physiotherapy (Belarus)
Ludmila A. Vassilevskaya, Research Institute of Neurology, Neurosurgery, and Physiotherapy (Belarus)
Sergei Constantin Dick, Research Institute of Neurology, Neurosurgery, and Physiotherapy (Belarus)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2623:
Medical Applications of Lasers III
Stephen G. Bown; Herbert J. Geschwind M.D.; Raimund Hibst; Frederic Laffitte; Giulio Maira; Roberto Pini; Hans-Dieter Reidenbach; Hans H. Scherer M.D.; Pasquale Spinelli, Editor(s)

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