Turkish Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 2005 , Vol 51 , Num 4
Correlation of Spinal Mobility, Pain and Disability in Chronic Neck Pain Patients
Mustafa Yıldız 1 ,Hakan Tuna 2 ,Siranuş Kokino 2
1 Trakya Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi Fiziksel Tıp ve Rehabilitasyon Anabilim Dalı, Edirne
2 Trakya Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi Fiziksel Tıp ve Rehabilitasyon Anabilim Dalı, Edirne

Objective: This study evaluated relation between spinal mobility, pain and disability in chronic neck pain patients. 

 

Materials and Methods: One hundred patients (19 men, 81 women), ages ranged between 20-60 (45.48±8.83) years with chronic neck pain for a period of at least six months were included in the study. A cervical range-of-motion (CROM) device, developed by Minnesota University, was used to assess spinal mobility, including flexion, extension, right-left lateral flexion and, right-left lateral rotation. Pain intensity was assessed by using Visual Analogue Scale. The Neck Disability Index (NDI) related cervical spine disorder that was employed to the patients.
 

Results: Statistically significant correlation was observed among pain intensity and flexion (r=-0.27, p<0.05) and NDI score (r=0.69, p<0.001). There was significant correlation between NDI and flexion (r=-0.51, p<0.001), and left lateral rotation. 
 

Conclusion: We believe that the evaluation of chronic neck pain with many–side measurement methods might be useful clinical indicators of diagnosis, treatment and monitoring of treatment outcome. 

Keywords : Chronic neck pain, disability index, range of motio