Assesment of Neck Pain Causes and Its Intensity among the Students of Department of Eastern Medicine, University of Balochistan, Quetta, Pakistan
Keywords:Neck pain, Causes, Pain intensity, students, Quetta, Pakistan.
Background: In musculoskeletal disorders the neck pain is the fourth common disorder. Annually it affects
huge numbers of patients specially the working males, who are more likely to get affected by neck pain.
Among the students the intensity was found dependent mainly on the affected area and gender.
Methods: A cross sectional study was conducted among the Eastern medicine students of city campus,
university of Balochistan, Quetta, Pakistan from June to August 2018. A self-constructed proforma was used
among 284 participants and Spss version 23 was used.
Results: The majority (n=229, 80.6%) belongs to age group of 18 to 23 years and ( n=149,50.4%) were
male. In the involvement of side (unilateral/ bilateral) were significantly associated with the higher intensity
of neck pain (p=0.05).
Conclusion: The study summarized that the male participants who were suffering from bilateral neck pain
were experiencing severe pain and were facing hindrances during their regular personal care. They should
keep themselves aware regarding their neck heath.
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