Year 2019, Volume 6 , Issue 1, Pages 55 - 66 2019-04-26

The Investigation of the Acute Effect of Craniocervical Flexion Exercise and Local Vibration on Semispinalis Cervicis and Multifidus Muscle Activation in a Healthy Individual

Nezire KÖSE [1] , Erdi KAYABINAR [2] , Ceyhun TÜRKMEN [3] , Şafak PARLAK [4] , Hatice Kader KARLI OĞUZ [5]

Aim: The aim of this study is to investigate the acute effects of craniocervical flexion exercise (CCFE) and vibration on the activation of the semispinalis cervicis and multifidus muscles in a healthy case. Materials and Methods: Our study was carried out on a healthy male without neck pain at the age of 21 at Hacettepe University Faculty of Health Sciences, Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation Department and Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine, Radiology Department. First, the individual was taught craniocervical flexion exercise (CCFE). Later on, cervical MR images of the 3-T magnet MRG device were taken at the National Magnetic Resonance Research Center of Bilkent University. The sections obtained from the deep paravertebral region muscles by "T2 map color mapping method" and the muscle areas of activation were drawn by observation. T2 relaxation values associated with muscle activation were calculated. Later on, case was asked to perform CCF exercise with 10 seconds of contraction and 5 seconds of rest and 20 repetitions. MRI measurements were repeated after exercise. After a resting period of forty-five minutes, the images of the paravertebral muscles were recorded with MRI again before the vibration and the neck of the case was vibrated for 5 minutes. After the vibration, the MRI measurements were repeated and compared with the results of the first measurement. Results: It has been found that the results obtained immediately after the KSF exercise and after the application of vibration have some limited variations in the activation of the deep paravertebral neck muscles when compared to the results before CCF and vibration. Conclusion: At the end of this study it was thought that the CCF exercise and the application of vibration may have a limited and positive effect on the deep paravertebral muscles and studies with different exercise protocol and vibration intensity on more cases are needed in order to clarify this effect more clearly.

craniocervical flexion, vibration, fMRG, paravertebral muscles
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Primary Language en
Subjects Health Care Sciences and Services
Journal Section Articles

Author: Nezire KÖSE (Primary Author)
Country: Turkey

Author: Erdi KAYABINAR
Country: Turkey

Author: Ceyhun TÜRKMEN
Institution: Hacettepe Üniversitesi
Country: Turkey

Author: Şafak PARLAK
Institution: Hacettepe Üniversitesi
Country: Turkey

Author: Hatice Kader KARLI OĞUZ
Institution: Hacettepe Üniversitesi
Country: Turkey


Application Date : August 9, 2018
Acceptance Date : March 11, 2019
Publication Date : April 26, 2019

APA Köse, N , Kayabınar, E , Türkmen, C , Parlak, Ş , Karlı Oğuz, H . (2019). The Investigation of the Acute Effect of Craniocervical Flexion Exercise and Local Vibration on Semispinalis Cervicis and Multifidus Muscle Activation in a Healthy Individual . Hacettepe University Faculty of Health Sciences Journal , 6 (1) , 55-66 . DOI: 10.21020/husbfd.452394