The degree of neck pain intensity decides the functional performance and rotation range of motion of the shoulder

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The degree of neck pain intensity decides the functional performance and rotation range of motion of the shoulder

A study published in the journal of 'Physiotherapy Research International' described that higher the neck pain intensity and catastrophizing, lower is the functional performance and lateral rotation range of motion of the shoulder.

The study focused on understanding the range of motion and functional performance of the shoulder with pain measures in inactive individuals with and without neck pain.

The sample consisted of two groups of inactive adults between the age 18 to 45 years; chronic neck pain (n = 30) and healthy subjects (n = 30). There was no clinical dysfunction in the shoulder joint in all the participants. Neck Disability Index, Numerical Rating Scale, and the Catastrophic Thoughts about Pain Scale were used to analyse neck pain. Closed Kinetic Chain Upper Extremity Stability (CKCUES) and Goniometry were used to study the range of motion and shoulder functionality.

It was revealed that the individuals with neck pain showed reduction in CKCUES test (absolute score, mean difference [MD] = -1.50, 95% confidence interval [CI] [-2.87, -0.12]) and in abduction (MD = -7.36°, 95% CI [-13.84, -0.89]) and lateral rotation (MD = -8.61°, CI [-15.94, -1.28]) range of motion. There was weak, significant, and negative association (p < 0.05, r = -0.262 to -0.384) between the CKCUES test and pain intensity during active cervical movements and at rest. There was a weak, significant, and negative association (p < 0.05, r = -0.256 to -0.389) between the lateral rotation range of motion and catastrophizing, and pain intensity both at rest and during active movements.

Source:

Physiother Res Int

Link to the source:

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30109905

Original title of the article:

Inactive individuals with chronic neck pain have changes in range of motion and functional performance of the shoulder

Authors:

da Silva RM et al.

SearchTags: 
Exploratory, Pain, Neck, Chronic, Numerical Rating Scale, Neck Disability Index, Goniometry, Closed Kinetic Chain Upper Extremity Stability (CKCUES) test
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