Caeyenberghs, K., Pijnenburg, M., Goossens, N., Janssens, L. & Brumagne, S. (2017). Associations between measures of structural morphometry and sensorimotor performance in individuals with nonspecific low back pain. American Journal of Neuroradiology,38(1), 183-191. United States of America: American Society of Neuroradiology. Retrieved from https://doi.org/10.3174/ajnr.A5020
o date, most structural brain imaging studies in individuals with nonspecific low back pain have evaluated volumetric changes. These alterations are particularly found in sensorimotor-related areas. Although it is suggested that specific measures, such as cortical surface area and cortical thickness, reflect different underlying neural architectures, the literature regarding these different measures in individuals with nonspecific low back pain is limited. Therefore, the current study was designed to investigate the association between the performance on a sensorimotor task, more specifically the sit-to-stand-to-sit task, and cortical surface area and cortical thickness in individuals with nonspecific low back pain and healthy controls.
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