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"International Journal of Physical Education, Sports and Health"

2018, Vol. 5, Issue 5, Part B

Effect of simplified Kundalini yoga in the management of cervical spondylosis

Author(s): D Sugumar and Dr. V Ponnuswamy

Abstract: Background: Pain arising from the cervical spine is felt in the neck and the back of head which is evoked or enhanced by certain movements or positions of the neck. Neck pain is the most common complaint. We can see that conventional treatment for neck pain might not be adequate through various studies. Simplified Kundalini Yoga techniques were proved to be effective in most cases of cervical spondylosis also named as cervical vertebral ankylosis.
Objective: The aim of this study was to examine the management of Simplified Kundalini Yoga practices on cervical vertebral ankylosis.
Methods: In this study which is randomized and controlled, (n=40) patients in the age group of 25 to 45 with chronic neck pain were selected as subjects and assigned to two groups. From the (n=40), (n=20) participants in the experimental group were asked to attend an hour of SKY yoga class for weekly 6 days except Sunday for a period of 3 months. The SKY yoga consists of meditation, simplified exercises, and introspection and relaxation practices. The other control group of (n=20) patients did not receive any yoga interventions. Both the groups were asked to complete questionnaires using visual analog scale, before and after assessment. Visual analog scale (VAS) (used to measure the pain severity) was used to evaluate both the groups.
Result: The result of this interventional study includes (n=20) subjects from the experimental group and another (n= 20) subjects from the control group. Analysis of covariance (ANCOVA) was applied to find out the difference between means of the two groups. The (n=20) subjects who underwent yoga classes showed a significant change in visual analog score than those in the control group.
Conclusion: From this study we can conclude that SKY yoga and practices are much effective than other treatments in curing neck pain and stiffness of neck.

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How to cite this article:
D Sugumar, Dr. V Ponnuswamy. Effect of simplified Kundalini yoga in the management of cervical spondylosis. Int J Phys Educ Sports Health 2018;5(5):71-74.
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