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In this week’s news: We’ll Be Looking At –
- Cervical Joint Manipulation and Motion Palpation
- And Finally, a Story about Neck Pain and Static Neck Flexion
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Welcome to HealthBeat Podcast #561 recorded August 19, 2016.
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Cervical Joint Manipulation and Motion Palpation
The aim of a recent study was to determine the effect of cervical posture manipulation, based on passive motion analysis (MBPMA) and general mobilization, on cervical lordosis, forward head posture (FHP), and cervical ROM in university students with problems in cervical posture and range of motion (ROM).
The Subjects were 40 university students in their 20s who displayed problems in cervical posture and ROM; they were divided into an manipulation, based on passive motion analysis group and a mobilization group.
The study concluded that manipulation, based on passive motion analysis can be utilized as an effective method for decreasing FHP and improving cervical lordosis and cervical ROM.
Surf to our Show Notes for Links – http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4483451/pdf/jpts-27-1609.pdf
Neck Pain and Static Neck Flexion
Neck pain is a common musculoskeletal disorder, especially among skilled workers who must keep their necks in a flexed position frequently during the day.
A 2015 study published in the Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies, investigated changes in cervical flexion-relaxation phenomenon parameters after sustained neck flexion.
The participants were 40 healthy subjects grouped by gender (20 females, 20 males). They were exposed to static neck flexion at the full angle of cervical flexion for 10 min.
Each subject underwent three trials of cervical flexion and re-extension before and after this period. Differences in onset and cessation angle of flexion-relaxation phenomenon, maximum neck flexion angle, amplitude of neck muscle activation and flexion-relaxation ratio were evaluated.
It was concluded that 10 min of static flexion results in a delay in flexion-relaxation phenomenon and a shortened silence period. Also the cervical erector spinae muscles are required to be active longer and generate more activity.
These neuromuscular changes may be a risk factor for neck pain.
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