IJCRR - 6(11), June, 2014
EFFECT OF POSTURAL CORRECTION ON NECK PAIN IN COMPUTER OPERATORS
Author: Nirav Vaghela, Deepak Ganjiwale
Introduction: Prolonged use of computers during daily work activities and recreation is often cited as a cause of neck pain. Several studies have been carried out for work related musculoskeletal disorders; neck shoulder and arm disabilities.However, evidences focussing on neck pain are seldom obtained. Therefore, this study has been undertaken to throw light on effect of postural correction on neck pain in computer workers. Methodology: This is the retrospective study done from data routinely collected for the individual who ware working the computer more than 15 hrs per day and having the neck pain more than 3 months at shreekrishan hospital and PrayasEnf. Ltd. Anand, Gujarat. Data of 48 patients (43 males and 5 females) were analysed for the study. Neck Disability Index(NDI) and cranivertebral angle(CV) were used for the data collection. Result: Statistically and clinically significant improvement was observed in Pre and postNDI andCV angle. (P<0.001 ). Conclusion: The outcome of the current study i.e. isometric strengthening exercises and postural correction are helpful in significant reduction of pain.
Keywords: Neck pain, posture, neck disability index, cranivertebral angle.
Nirav Vaghela, Deepak Ganjiwale. EFFECT OF POSTURAL CORRECTION ON NECK PAIN IN COMPUTER OPERATORS International Journal of Current Research and Review. 6(11), June, 63-66
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