2022, Vol. 9, Issue 6, Part E
Effect of worksite physical therapy intervention on neck pain among office workersAuthor(s):
Mahin Shah CP, KS Sharad and R Rejeesh KumarAbstract:
Background and Objectives
It is common for office workers to sit on an office chair for prolonged periods without having the chance to walk or make any kind of movement with hands and/or legs that would activate large muscle groups. While sitting, office workers tend to lean forward or to slouch down in the chair. This partial immobilization can cause low-back pain or neck pain because static posture increases stress on the back, neck, shoulders, arms, and legs. In particular, sitting can add large amounts of pressure to the back muscles, spinal disks, and ligaments. With time, incorrect sitting posture can damage spinal structures and contribute to or worsen back and neck pain.
Work related musculoskeletal disorder (WMSD) is a wide range of inflammatory and degenerative disease and disorders that result in pain and functional impairment arising when an individual is exposed to work conditions. The cause of work related MSDs are usually multifactorial including physical, ergonomic, and psychological factor.WMSDs usually occurs in workers who have excessive repetition, awkward postures and heavy lifting
Methodology: 30 subjects were recruited and were divided into two groups namely experimental and control, comprising 15 participants each. The experimental group was receiving neck isometrics and stretching exercises for a period of 6 weeks and the control group was not receiving any interventions. Neck Disability Index and Visual Analog Scale was used to measure at the beginning and after sixth week.
Conclusion: Statistically it is observed that, the stretching and strengthening exercise leads to a significant improvement in strength and decrease neck pain of the subjects under study. Based on the performed study, it can be concluded that stretching and strengthening exercise therapy can be performed as a daily routine to improve strength and to decrease pain on neck. Pages: 339-348 | 61 Views 15 DownloadsDownload Full Article:
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Mahin Shah CP, KS Sharad, R Rejeesh Kumar. Effect of worksite physical therapy intervention on neck pain among office workers. Int J Phys Educ Sports Health 2022;9(6):339-348.