International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 3, Issue 7, Part A (2017)
Effect of hip mobility exercises on pain and function in individuals with chronic neck pain-an experimental study
Background: Chronicity of neck pain may manifest itself in any part of the body. Relation between chronic neck pain and altered hip joint mobility has been proven in young adults but it has not been studied in the older age group. Pain and impaired Functional abilities are the predominant complaints in individuals with chronic neck pain. This necessitates treatment of the patient as a whole. The objective is to study the Effect of Hip mobility exercises on Pain in individuals with Chronic Neck Pain. Methods: Forty-three subjects with chronic Neck pain were recruited based on the inclusion and exclusion criteria. Subjects were assessed for pain intensity using Numerical Pain Rating Scale, functional impairment using Copenhagen Neck Functional Disability Scale (CNFDS) and Functional Hip Mobility using Patrick’s FABER test at Baseline and at the end of 3rd week. Intervention consisted of Hip mobility exercises along with Conventional neck pain exercises. Results: Numerical Pain Rating Scale scores along with CNFDS scores improved (p<0.0001) with no significant change in Hip mobility scores. There was no association found between Age and Hip mobility measures. Conclusion: The present study concluded that Hip mobility exercises given along with conventional neck exercises did not have an additional effect on pain intensity, functional impairment and hip mobility in individuals with chronic neck pain.
How to cite this article:
Supriya Kondal, Santosh Metgud And Anand Heggannavar. Effect of hip mobility exercises on pain and function in individuals with chronic neck pain-an experimental study. Int J Appl Res 2017;3(7):23-29.