A Comparative Study Between Combinations of Ultrasound Therapy with Active Chin Tucking Exercise and Ultrasound Therapy with Sub Occipital Muscle Release in the Management of Non-Specific Neck Pain Due to Sub Occipital Muscle Tightness among Computer Professionals.

David Arun Kumar, J (2013) A Comparative Study Between Combinations of Ultrasound Therapy with Active Chin Tucking Exercise and Ultrasound Therapy with Sub Occipital Muscle Release in the Management of Non-Specific Neck Pain Due to Sub Occipital Muscle Tightness among Computer Professionals. Masters thesis, R.V.S. College of Physiotherapy, Coimbatore.

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Abstract

INTRODUCTION : Neck pain (or cervicalgia) is a common problem, with sixty percent of the population suffering with it at some point in their lives. Neck pain, although felt in the neck, can be caused by many other spinal problems. Neck pain may arise due to muscular tightness in both the neck and upper back, and pinching of the nerves emanating from the cervical spine. Non-Specific Neck Pain is the most common one. This is also known as 'simple' or “Mechanical' neck pain. The causes may be minor strains and sprains to muscles or ligaments in the neck. Bad posture seems to be the major contributing factor in many cases. Neck pain can be caused due to many other physical and emotional health problems as well. Neck pain is more common in people who spend most of their day working at a desk, in front of the computer with a 'bent-forward' posture or ‘forward head carriage’ posture. Non-Specific Neck Pain is most often caused by continuous forward head carrying posture leading to sub-occipital muscle tightness, decreased cervical mobility and obliterated cervical spine curvature. Forward head posture is commonly adopted by visual display terminal [VDT] workers involving a combination of lower cervical flexion and upper cervical extension. The important causes of forward head posture are improperly placed computer screen, looking down while typing or reading, sitting improperly with shoulders rounded and back hunched, slouched postures or end result of faulty pelvic and lumbar spine posture. OBJECTIVES OF THE STUDY : To determine the efficacy of physiotherapeutic techniques in the treatment of Non-Specific Neck Pain due to Sub-occipital muscle tightness among computer professionals. To systematically compare the efficacy of Active Chin Tucking Exercises and sub occipital muscle release in the treatment of Non-Specific Neck Pain due to Sub-occipital muscle tightness among computer professionals. CONCLUSION : It is concluded that there is reduction of pain among computer professionals treated with Ultrasound Therapy and Active Chin Tucking Exercise for their neck pain. It is concluded that there is improvement in Neck function among computer professionals with neck pain treated with Ultrasound Therapy and Active Chin Tucking Exercise. It is concluded that there is reduction of pain among computer professionals treated with Ultrasound Therapy and Sub Occipital Muscle Release Technique for their neck pain. It is concluded that there is improvement also in Neck function among computer professionals with neck pain treated with Ultrasound Therapy and Sub Occipital Muscle Release Technique. It is concluded that combination of Ultrasound Therapy with Active Chin Tucking Exercise training group showed statistically significant improvement in neck function than the other group. It is concluded that Ultrasound Therapy with Sub Occipital Muscle Release Technique training group showed statistically significant reduction in pain than the other group.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Ultrasound Therapy ;; Active Chin Tucking Exercise ; Ultrasound Therapy ; Sub Occipital Muscle Release ; Management ; Non-Specific Neck Pain ; Sub Occipital Muscle Tightness ; Computer Professionals ; Comparative Study.
Subjects: PHYSIOTHERAPY > Physiotherapy in Orthopaedics
Depositing User: Selvamani J
Date Deposited: 14 Jul 2017 11:50
Last Modified: 14 Jul 2017 11:50
URI: http://repository-tnmgrmu.ac.in/id/eprint/1747

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