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ISSN Print: 2394-7500, ISSN Online: 2394-5869, CODEN: IJARPF

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Vol. 7, Issue 12, Part E (2021)

Effectiveness of sternocleidomastoid and suboccipital muscle stretch for neck pain among smart phone users: A comparative study

Effectiveness of sternocleidomastoid and suboccipital muscle stretch for neck pain among smart phone users: A comparative study

Author(s)
Dr. KSI Muralisankar, Dr. S Balu and S Suriya
Abstract
Neck pain is a common problem in the general population. The source of pain may arise from many structure of the cervical spine, and can develop into chronic pain. Neck problems can adversely affect physical, psychological, and social function. Neck pain also leads to high costs in national healthcare systems. The prevalence of neck pain was reported to range from 22% to 30% of the population. It is considered one of the most common pain problems. The number of smart phone users has increased dramatically. Poor posture while looking at the visual display terminals of smart phones for extended periods causes musculoskeletal problems. Prolong smart phone use causes continued mechanical stress on the tendons, muscles, and surrounding tissues, and furthermore maintaining the same posture can also be cause musculoskeletal disorder. Stretching exercise is our treatment of interest because it can decrease muscle stiffness by elongating the elastic component of the musculo tendinous unit. It can also decrease pain and improve flexibility. Our interest is stretching exercise, owing to its effect in decreasing muscle stiffness and improving flexibility. In this Study, the effect of SCM St and the effect of SOM St were compared. The neck pain caused due to prolong usage of Smart phone will be applied with treatment of SCM St and SOM St. This study includes 30 samples from the age group between 23 – 34 the person having neck pain due to prolong usage of smartphones are divided into two groups Group A (SCM St), Group B (SOM St) treatment was given for 2 weeks and outcomes were measured by NPRS and NDI during pre and post treatment. Results shows that there is an significance decrease in the pain and improvement in flexibility after SCM St.
Pages: 293-300  |  382 Views  93 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Dr. KSI Muralisankar, Dr. S Balu, S Suriya. Effectiveness of sternocleidomastoid and suboccipital muscle stretch for neck pain among smart phone users: A comparative study. Int J Appl Res 2021;7(12):293-300.
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