International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 3, Issue 7, Part L (2017)
Effect of neural flossing technique on pain, cervical range of motion and functional ability in subjects with acute, sub-acute trapezitis: An experimental study
Pre- post experimental study.
Background and Objectives: Trapezitis is defined as an inflammatory condition of trapezius muscle leading to stress pain, which is present even during rest and on activity is aggravated. The technique of neural gliding is an attempt to take the nerve throughout its entire available Range of Motion, releasing the entrapments of the spinal accessory nerve and potentially affecting the nerve physiologically and mechanically. The present study intends to evaluate the efficacy of Neural Flossing technique in subjects with Acute, Sub-acute trapezitis.
Methods: Thirty subjects were assigned in the study. These subjects received Neural Flossing Technique on the affected side for 4 sessions. The subjects were then evaluated for baseline characteristics and functional disability using Visual Analogue Scales (VAS), Neck Disability Index (NDI) and Cervical Range of Motion pre and post treatment. Data was then analysed.
Results: The difference between pre and post of VAS and Cervical Range of Motion in the group was statistically highly significant (p=0.0001). The p value of NDI questionnaire was done with paired t test was statistically highly significant with p value of 0.0001.
Conclusion: Subjects who received Neural Flossing technique had decreased intensity of pain, increased Cervical Ranges and improved functional ability.
How to cite this article:
Dr. Vijay Kage, Gayatri Gurav. Effect of neural flossing technique on pain, cervical range of motion and functional ability in subjects with acute, sub-acute trapezitis: An experimental study. Int J Appl Res 2017;3(7):818-822.