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  • Electrical Stimulation of Back Muscles Does Not Prime the Corticospinal Pathway. [Journal Article]
  • NNeuromodulation 2019 Jun 24
  • Elgueta-Cancino E, Massé-Alarie H, … Hodges PW
  • CONCLUSIONS: Results indicate that, unlike previous reports that show increased corticospinal excitability of limb muscles, PES of back muscles does not modify the corticospinal excitability. This difference in response of the motor pathway of back muscles to PES might be explained by the lesser importance of voluntary cortical drive to these muscles and the greater role of postural networks. Whether PES influences back muscle training remains unclear, yet the present results suggest that potential effects are unlikely to be explained by the effects of PES at corticospinal level with the parameters used in this study.
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