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Year : 2015  |  Volume : 15  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 97-99

Efficacy of resisted exercise in straightened cervical lordosis: A case report: ABAB design

Department of Physical Therapy, College of Applied Medical Science, Majmaah University, Al Majmaah, Saudi Arabia

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Ateef Mahamed
Assistant Professor, College of Applied Medical Science, Majmaah University, Al Majmaah
Saudi Arabia
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DOI: 10.4103/1319-6308.149547

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The purpose of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of resisted exercise in a patient with a painful straightened cervical lordosis. A 35-year-old male patient was referred by an orthopedist with a complaint of neck ache; he had difficulty in bending backward to see the roof and forward (chin poke) since one and half months. He experienced pain severity of 9 on a visual analog scale (VAS). Neck's active range of motions in all six directions were measured using a universal goniometer; flexion was 20΀, extension 10΀, left and right lateral flexion were 20΀ each side, and rotation was 35΀ each side. The patient was given mild resisted exercise in phoenix position twice a day for two alternative weeks along with initial short wave diathermy for one week for pain relief. At the end of the fifth week, pain was nearly normal on the numeric scale. Hence, an attempt was made to explore the efficacy of resisted exercise in straightened cervical lordosis to correct and prevent painful living and irreversible cervical lordotic deformity.

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