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Original Research Article

Year: 2017 | Month: Aug | Volume: 7 | Issue: 8 | Pages: 192-194

Prevalence of Neck Pain among Students in Dentistry
Viral Chitara1, Darji Nishita2

1Sharda College of Physiotherapy, Gandhinagar, India.
2Physical Therapist, Community Health Center, Banaskantha, Gujarat.

Corresponding Author: Viral Chitara


Question: what is the prevalence of neck pain among dental students? Design: Cross sectional observational study Participants: 100 Dental students which include final year students, interns & Post-graduate students who work atleast 4-5 hours per day since last 1 year. Intervention: Incidence of neck pain and functional disability is observed using ''neck disability index". Outcome measures: Neck disability index. Results Prevalence of neck pain among dental students was 42%. Among which 37% had mild disability and 5% had moderate disability. Conclusion: Spine problems are stated to be common problems among dentists. In order to reduce spine problems, correct postural practices, relaxation interval sessions during work could be utilized. It is concluded postural problems leading to neck pain.

Key words:Neck pain, Neck disability index, Dental students.

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