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Original Research Article

Year: 2017 | Month: November | Volume: 7 | Issue: 11 | Pages: 128-131

Gender and Age Effects on Prevalence of Waking Early Morning Cervical Pain and Stiffness Symptoms

Subrat Samal1, Snehal Samal2

1Department of Musculoskeletal Studies, Ravi Nair Physiotherapy College, Sawangi (Meghe), Wardha
2Department of Community Rehabilitation, Ravi Nair Physiotherapy College, Sawangi (Meghe), Wardha

Corresponding Author: Subrat Samal


Around 30% males and 50% females experience an episode of neck disorder at least once in a lifetime. Currently, work related neck disorders are most commonly exhibited by mild intensive computer users. Such subjects often report neck related problems and early morning cervical symptoms. Nocturnal biomechanical stresses or postures often precipitate specific waking cervical symptoms depending on the stress imposed over cervical spine. The study conducted involved 35 participants, of either sex, between age 18-60 years working in the Ravi Nair Physiotherapy college campus. Exclusion criteria involved patients with trauma, cervical spondylosis, cervical hypermobility, history of whiplash injury and non-co-operative individuals. Methodology involved interviewing the participants regarding gradation of waking early morning cervical symptoms on a proforma including frequency, intensity and duration of cervical pain, cervical stiffness, cervicogenic headache and radiating scapular or arm pain. After statistical treatment of the data, it was concluded that there was high prevalence, duration and frequency of waking cervical pain, cervical stiffness, headache and radiating scapular or arm pain in large random population of variable sex and age.

Key words: cervical pain, cervical stiffness, radiating scapular pain, waking early morning

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