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2021, Vol. 8, Issue 6, Part A

Comparison of scapular alignment in auto rickshaw drivers with and without neck pain: A pilot study


Author(s): Harish S Krishna, Sreejisha PK and Manas R Ugale

Abstract:
Background: Auto rickshaws form 10-20% of daily motorized urban transport and ensure connectivity and easy access throughout congested Indian cities. Mostly used body parts in driving areas are the neck and shoulders. The musculature attaching the shoulder girdle to the axial skeleton is primarily responsible for scapular orientation. The overuse and improper support of muscles in this region is caused due to poor posture resulting in pain between the shoulder blade and neck; also discomfort between Scapula. Increased muscle activation of the neck- shoulder stabilizers result in higher levels of cervical spine loading; which results in neck pain. This study aimed to examine scapular alignment in auto rickshaw drivers with and without neck pain.
Objective: To determine the difference in scapular alignment in auto rickshaw drivers with and without neck pain.
Methodology: This observational study was conducted in 20 auto rickshaw drivers within the age group of 20-50 years and were divided into two groups. Group A included subjects with neck pain and Group B without neck pain on basis of the Numerical Pain Rating Scale. Scapular distance was measured using Lateral Scapular Slide Test (LSST) in 3 positions viz. at rest, with hands on hip and 900 of shoulder abduction and were compared using the independent t-test.
Results and Conclusion: Statistically significant difference of scapular alignment in auto rickshaw drivers with neck pain was noted (p< 0.05). Hence, it was concluded that scapular alignment is altered in auto rickshaw drivers with neck pain as compared to those with no neck pain.


DOI: 10.22271/kheljournal.2021.v8.i6a.2272

Pages: 14-17  |  558 Views  182 Downloads

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How to cite this article:
Harish S Krishna, Sreejisha PK, Manas R Ugale. Comparison of scapular alignment in auto rickshaw drivers with and without neck pain: A pilot study. Int J Phys Educ Sports Health 2021;8(6):14-17. DOI: https://doi.org/10.22271/kheljournal.2021.v8.i6a.2272
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