Functional Disability & Grip Strength of Cervical Radiculopathy Patients before & after Cervical Collar Use & Traditional Physiotherapy TreatmentJournal: JOURNAL OF EXERCISE SCIENCE & PHYSIOTHERAPY (Vol.8, No. 2)
Publication Date: 2012-12-31
Authors : Goyal; M.; Kumar; A.; Sethi; R.;
Page : 119-122
Keywords : Cervical radiculopathy; Functional disability; Grip strength; Pain;
The purpose of the study was to observe the effect of a cervical collar use and traditional physiotherapy treatments on functional disability and grip strength in cervical radiculopathy patients. A total of 30 patients (male =16; female=14) were selected as subjects and they were further divided into 2 groups. Each group comprising of 15 subjects (male=8; female=7).The results of the present study suggest that there was an improvement in the mean values of Numeric Pain Rating Scale, Grip Strength and Neck Disability Index scores after treatment in both groups. But it was found that an improvement was statistical significant more in an experimental group than non-experimental group. It was concluded that if the patients of cervical radiculopathy used cervical collar alongwith traditional physiotherapy treatment then there was early recovery from pain, grip strength, disability index in them.
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