A CLINICAL STUDY OF 30 CASES OF EFFECTIVENESS OF CERVICAL TRACTION IN CERVICAL SPONDYLOSIS

Abhiman Singh, Aavrati Rastogi

Abstract


Background

Cervical Spondylosis is a condition in which there is deterioration of the vertebrae , discs and ligament in the neck or cervical spine ,also known as  Arthritis of neck, cervical osteoarthritis , or degenerative osteoarthritis. Cervical Spondylosis may be basically a degenerative disorder common after fourth decade. It. has been seen that radiological proof of cervical spondylosis do not necessary co-relate with clinical findings. This discrepancy need been attributed of the Morphometric measurements of the vertebrae, age, sex, race, occupation, weight and. stature of the patients.

Method

30 patients were allocated under two groups comprising 15 patients. Group A gained hot pack and exercise. Group B gained hot pack, cervical traction and exercise. Assement might have been completed On day 0 follow up at 2nd and 4th week by using neck disability index (NDI) and numerical pain rate scale (NPRS).

Result

At 2nd week, assessment indicated that there is significant difference (p<0. 05) inside the groups for every last one of variables measured. At 4th week assessment of both group showed a very high significance(p<0. 05) inside the group for all the results. Comparison of measured variables between the groups indicated that the Group B showed a statically significant (p<0. 05) reduction in NPRS and NDI.

Conclusion

It is concluded that despite the fact that hot pack and neck exercise are effective,  ,in addition of intermitted cervical traction with hot pack and exercise is considerably more effective in the management of cervical spondylosis.

Keywords


Cervical Spondylosis, Intermitted Cervical Traction, Hot Packs, Conventional Therapy

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