Effect Of Proprioceptive Exercises On Pain, Disability And Neck Muscles Fatigue In Dentists With Chronic Non-specific Neck Pain | 72660
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Musculoskeletal disorders and neck pain are very common among Dentists. The aim of this study was to determine
the effect of proprioceptive exercises on pain, disability index and neck muscles fatigue in female dentists with nonspecific
chronic neck pain. Based on the questionnaire distributed among Dentists, 24 Dentists whom were matched by age,
gender and neck pain complaints in the past three months were selected and randomly divided into two groups. The first
group received properioseptive exercises and the second group did not give any intervention. The pain, disability and neck
superficial muscles fatigue assessment were taken in baseline and after six weeks of proprioceptive exercises. The Kolmogrov-
Smirnove and Wilcoxon were used for statistical data analysis (α≥0.05). Results of this study revealed the significant decrement
in slop of median frequency of neck superfisical muslces of upper trapezius (P=0.003), cervical erector spine (P=0.005),
sternocleidomastoid (P=0.003), neck pain (P=0.006), and disability index (P=0.008) and after six weeks of proprioceptive
exercise. Results revealed that, the proprioceptie exercise intervention was successful at decreasing pain and disability and the
slope of fatigue in female Dentists with chronic neck pain. Considering the extremely large effect size of the proprioceptive
exercise group, we recommend that this program be used in the correction of subjects with chronic neck pain and muscles
imbalance in future.
Anahita Bolandian her completed his PhD at Corrective Exercises and Sport Injuries Tehrān, Iran and did MSc, Corrective Exercises and Sport Injuries Tehran, Iran. She is working at Iran University of Medical Sciences since 2007 as a research expert. She is having 4 articles about musculoskeletal disorders in dentists, and one is about the effect of sport and nutrition on Asthma.
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