The Correlation between Neck Pain and Hand Grip Strength of DentistsEman Samir Fayez*
Department of Physical Therapy, Faculty of Applied Medical Science, University of Dammam, Saudi Arabia
- *Corresponding Author:
- Eman Samir Fayez
Assistant professor in department of Physical Therapy
Faculty of Applied Medical Science
University of Dammam, Saudi Arabia
E-mail: [email protected]
Received date: March 31, 2014; Accepted date: November 17, 2014; Published date: November 21, 2014
Citation: Fayez ES (2014) The Correlation between Neck Pain and Hand Grip Strength of Dentists. Occup Med Health Aff 2:185. doi: 10.4172/2329-6879.1000185
Copyright: © 2014 Fayez ES. 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.
Abstract Hand grip is the functional unit of dentists used in firm holding of instruments and tools .Muscles of hand grip supplied by cervical nerves. Dentists put their neck in high physical load for prolonged time that lead to neck pain. 54.4% of dentists in K.S.A. have neck pain and 21% drop out of their job. Objective: The main objective is to find the correlation between neck pain and hand grip in dentists of Saudi Arabia. Methodology: Subjects: 25 chronic neck pain dentists (suffering from neck pain more than 3 months) in both gender, will be selected non randomly. Their ages ranged from 25 to 40 years with normal BMI (18.5-25) will be divided into subgroups according to neck position during their work. Procedures: Pain intensity will be determined by visual analog scale (VAS), hand grip strength will be measured by Jamar hand dynamometer in kilogram (Kg) unit. Result: Among 25 dentists the result showed extremely significant correlation between neck pain and hand grip strength (direct proportional). The p value (0.0001). Discussion and conclusion: the direct proportional between neck pain and hand grip strength is due to sensory motor integration deficit or due to neuro hyper excitability.