Comparison of Upper, Middle, and Lower Trapezius Strength in Individuals with Unilateral Neck Pain
|Rucha Choudhari, Deepak Anap*, Keerthi Rao and Chandra Iyer|
|College of Physiotherapy, Pravara Institute of Medical Sciences University, Loni, Ahmednagar, Maharashtra, India|
|Corresponding Author :||Deepak Anap
College of Physiotherapy
Pravara Institute of Medical Sciences University
Loni, Ahmednagar, Maharashtra, 413736 India
E-mail: [email protected]
|Received February 01, 2012; Accepted March 03, 2012; Published April 10, 2012|
|Citation: Choudhari R, Anap D, Rao K, Iyer C (2012) Comparison of Upper, Middle, and Lower Trapezius Strength in Individuals with Unilateral Neck Pain. J Spine 1:115. doi:10.4172/2165-7939.1000115|
|Copyright: © 2012 Choudhari R, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.|
Introduction: Patients with neck pain often have subjective complaints of muscle stiffness, tension, or tightness in addition to their pain. It has been stated that in neck pain there is tightness of Upper Trapezius leading to weakness of Middle and Lower Trapezius, so this study compares the strength of Upper, Middle and Lower Trapezius muscle on the side of pain and the contralateral side.
Method: The strength of Upper, Middle, and Lower Trapezius were assessed and compared on the side ipsilateral and contralateral to the pain in individuals with unilateral neck pain using Stabilizer Pressure bio feedback unit.
Results: It has been shown that there is no significant difference in the strength of Upper Trapezius while there is a significant difference in the strength of Middle, And Lower Trapezius muscle on the side of pain and opposite side.
Conclusion: The study supports that assessment and strengthening of Upper, Middle, and Lower Trapezius is necessary in individuals with unilateral neck pain.