Efficacy of Cervical Thoracic Spine Correction Exercise in Reducing Pain and Improving Neck Posture in People with Cervical Spondylitis

Authors

  • Monika R
  • Ramana K
  • Kamalakannan M
  • Anitha A

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37506/b6ppj317

Keywords:

Cervical Spondylitis, Posture Correction, Isometric Exercise, NPRS, NDI .

Abstract

Background: The development of osteophytes and the involvement of adjacent soft tissue structures are the initial
indications of degenerative changes in the intervertebral discs in cervical spondylitis. Forward head posture also
has an effect on the muscles at the head and shoulders, which aggravates postural deformity.
Purpose: The purpose is to determine Efficacy of cervical thoracic spine correction exercises in reducing pain and
improving neck posture in people with cervical spondylitis.
Methods: This experimental study has been conducted from December 2022 to April 2023. Patients willing to
participate in the study were screened for inclusion and exclusion criteria. The total number of subjects (30) were
taken from Sai charan physio clinic and they are divided into 15 subjects for the experimental group, they are
given cervical thoracic spine correction exercises with ultrasound. The control group consisting of 15 subjects,
are isometric exercises with ultrasound. NPRS and Neck disability index are used as outcome measures. The
treatments were given for 5 days per week and continued for 2 weeks.
Results: From statistical analysis made with the quantitative data revealed statistically significant differences
between the Group A and Group B, with the P value of <0.0001. Thus, the experimental group has higher statistical
differences than the conventional group.
Conclusion: According to the findings of this study, Cervical thoracic spine correction exercises in the experimental
group were found to be more beneficial than isometric exercises in conventional groups in lowering pain and
leading to faster recovery in participants with forward neck posture.

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Author Biographies

  • Monika R

    Undergraduate,  Saveetha College of Physiotherapy, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

  • Ramana K

    Assistant Professor, Saveetha College of Physiotherapy, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India.

  • Kamalakannan M

    Associate Professor, Saveetha College of Physiotherapy, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

  • Anitha A

    Associate  Professor, Saveetha College of Physiotherapy, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India.

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Published

2024-01-21

How to Cite

Efficacy of Cervical Thoracic Spine Correction Exercise in Reducing Pain and Improving Neck Posture in People with Cervical Spondylitis. (2024). Indian Journal of Physiotherapy & Occupational Therapy - An International Journal, 18(5), 611-616. https://doi.org/10.37506/b6ppj317