Comparison of Effectiveness of Interferential Therapy and Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation in Construction Workers having Cervical Spondylosis Using McGill Pain Questionnaire

Authors

  • Nalini K
  • Senthil Kumar S
  • Prathap Suganthirababu
  • Jagatheesan Alagesan

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37506/vxt11y18

Keywords:

Cervical spondylosis, construction worker, IFT, TENS, static neck exercise

Abstract

Background: Degeneration can occur as a result of moisture loss and decreased flexibility in the neck’s spinal discs
over time. Cervical spondylosis can also be brought in addition to recurrent neck motions, prior neck injuries, bad
posture, and genetic factors and by poor posture.
Purpose: The study objective was comparison of the efficiency of interferential therapy and transcutaneous
electrical nerve stimulation in construction workers having cervical spondylosis using the short form of the MC
Gill pain questionnaire.
Methodology: 50 subjects participated in the study from Mars India Builds and selected based on the inclusion and
exclusion criteria. Subjects assigned into interferential therapy group (n=25) and transcutaneous electrical nerve
stimulation group (n=25). Along with this, static neck exercises were given to both groups. The treatment period
was given for 40 mins and 6 days per week and continued for 2 weeks. The entire study process is conducted from
November 2022 to April 2023.
Result: From the finding of this study interferential therapy group post-test mean was 8.88 and whereas the
transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation group was 11.72. This strongly suggests that interferential therapy
in construction workers having cervical spondylosis along with static neck exercises is more effective than
transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation.
Conclusion: In this study interferential therapy with static neck exercises among construction workers was found
to be more effective than transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation.

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Author Biographies

  • Nalini K

    Under graduate,  Saveetha College of Physiotherapy, Saveetha Institute of Medical & Technical Sciences, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India.

  • Senthil Kumar S

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

  • Prathap Suganthirababu

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

  • Jagatheesan Alagesan

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

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Published

2024-01-21

How to Cite

Comparison of Effectiveness of Interferential Therapy and Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation in Construction Workers having Cervical Spondylosis Using McGill Pain Questionnaire. (2024). Indian Journal of Physiotherapy & Occupational Therapy - An International Journal, 18(5), 640-645. https://doi.org/10.37506/vxt11y18