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"International Journal of Physical Education, Sports and Health"

2020, Vol. 7, Issue 2, Part C

The prevalence of cervical extension deficit among young adults: a cross-sectional observational study


Author(s): Tulika Boro and Omeshree Nagrale

Abstract: Background: Prolong use of Smartphone leads to faulty posture causing soft-tissues adaptation and cervical vertebra joint dysfunction. Thus the structural change can results in reduction of the cervical range of motion.
Objective: The objective of the current study is to find out whether there is a cervical extension deficit and its prevalence among the current young adults.
Methodology: It is a cross-sectional study design. 436 subjects of both genders between age group 18-30 years were included. Cervical extension range of motion and numbers of years of smartphone usage and neck pain were assessed and correlated.
Results: Results showed that 167 of subjects had less than 600 extension in which 90 subjects showed 550-590 extension deficits, 60 subjects showed 500-540 extension deficits. Finally 14 subjects had less than 500 cervical extension deficits.
Conclusion: The results concluded that there is a moderate positive correlated between the numbers of years of Smartphone usage and cervical extension deficit with history of neck pain.


Pages: 120-124  |  154 Views  8 Downloads

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How to cite this article:
Tulika Boro, Omeshree Nagrale. The prevalence of cervical extension deficit among young adults: a cross-sectional observational study. Int J Phys Educ Sports Health 2020;7(2):120-124.
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