EFFICACY OF CRANIOCERVICAL FLEXOR TRAINING ON SITTING NECK POSTURE IN PATIENTS WITH CHRONIC NON SPECIFIC NECK PAIN AMONG ATHLETES-SINGLE GROUP EXPERIMENTAL STUDY
Poor sitting posture has been implicated in the development and perpetuation of chronic nonspecific neck pain symptoms. The Cervical spine is surrounded by a complex arrangement of muscles that contribute to control of the head & neck. The deep cervical short flexor muscle group(longus colli, longus capitis,rectus capitis anterior & lateralis) is considered to be an important stabilizer of head on neck posture.The present study, which consist of twenty subjects with chronic, nonspecific chronic nonspecific neck pain were enrolled in this study. Single group experimental which received craniocervical flexion exercise. The outcomes of Chronic nonspecific neck pain and disability were measured through Numerical Rating Scale (NRS) and Neck Disability Index (NDI). The forward head posture was measured from the Digital Photograph method. The study consisted of treatment sessions of five weeks with five times in a week.The Results shows that the single experimental groups, (CCF training), the Mean ± SD values were calculated. Groups were compared Using ANOVA (Analysis of variance).The results of the study suggest that F - values for Craniovertebral angle for experimental Group 14.54(P<0.001) , (P<0.001)respectively. The F- values for NDI for experimental Group, 63.90(P<0.001). In last the F- values for NRS for experimental Group 145.524(P<0.001), respectively .The result further suggests that experimental Group significantly more effective. The present study, which concludes that the tailored intervention of specific craniocervical flexion exercise improves forward head posture and reduce chronic nonspecific neck pain and disability significantly for the management chronic nonspecific chronic nonspecific neck pain. Clinicians should consider deficits, functional limitations, irritability level, and the sport’s cervical spine stress profile when selecting exercises for athletes with chronic nonspecific neck pain.
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