Neck Pain Theory

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Introduction: Neck pain is a common disorder. Poor posture might result in muscular imbalance that causes a faulty relationship among various body parts. Forward head posture is one of the most common cervical abnormalities that pre¬disposes individuals toward pathological conditions, such as headache, neck pain, temporomandibular disorders. Aim: The aim of the study was to find the relationship between CV angle and neck pain. Method: 50 patients were evaluated and included in the study. They were evaluated for pain using Numerical Pain Rating Scale (NPRS) and the forward head posture was assessed by measuring CV angle. The total duration of the study was 6 months. Analysis was done using SPSS Version 20. Results: Spearman’s correlation test was used to find correlation between CV angle and neck pain and the r value was found to be -0.731 with the level of significance 0.01. Conclusion: A moderate to good negative correlation was found between CV angle and neck pain.
Key words: Neck pain, CV angle, NPRS, Forward head
Neck pain is a common disorder characterized by pain, discomfort or soreness experienced in a region between the inferior margin of the occipital bone and T1.[1] Prevalence of neck pain in employees is not the same all over the world. In western countries it has been reported to be between 34% and 54%, with Scandinavian
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RESULTS
Mean values and standard deviation of CV angle and NPRS were calculated. Correlation between CV angle and NPRS was analysed.
Table 1 shows the mean values and standard deviation of CV angle and NPRS of 50 subjects. The value of CV angle was 33.43 ±7.40 and that of NPRS was 5.54 ±1.85.

Table 1. : Mean values and standard deviation of CV angle and NPRS

Outcome measures Mean and Standard Deviation
CV angle 33.43 ±7.40
NPRS 5.54

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