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International Journal of Innovation and Applied Studies
ISSN: 2028-9324     CODEN: IJIABO     OCLC Number: 828807274     ZDB-ID: 2703985-7
 
 
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Neck pain and hand grip strength in dentists of Saudi Arabia


Volume 9, Issue 2, November 2014, Pages 655–661

 Neck pain and hand grip strength in dentists of Saudi Arabia

Eman Samir Fayez1

1 Assistant professor in department of Physical Therapy, Faculty of Applied Medical Science, University of Dammam, KSA

Original language: English

Received 10 September 2014

Copyright © 2014 ISSR Journals. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract


Hand grip is the functional unit of dentists used in firm holding of instruments and tools. Muscles of hand grip supplied by cervical nerves. Dentists put their neck in high physical load for prolonged time that lead to neck pain. 54.4% of dentists in K.S.A. have neck pain and 21% drop out of their job. Objective: The main objective is to correlate neck pain intensity with hand grip strength in dentists of Saudi Arabia. Methodology: Subjects: 25 chronic neck pain dentists (suffering from neck pain more than 3 months) in both gender, were selected. Their ages ranged from 25 to 40 years with normal BMI (18.5-25).they were divided into 3 subgroups according to neck position during their work. Procedures: Pain intensity will be determined by visual analog scale (VAS), hand grip strength will be measured by Jamar hand dynamometer in kilogram (Kg) unit. Result: Among 25 dentists the result showed extremely significant correlation between neck pain intensity and hand grip strength (direct proportional). Discussion and conclusion: the findings of this study denote presence of direct proportional correlation between neck pain intensity and hand grip strength which may be attributed to deficits in sensory motor integration and neuro hyper excitability found in neck pain victims.

Author Keywords: neck pain, dentist, hand grip strength, sensory motor integration.


How to Cite this Article


Eman Samir Fayez, “Neck pain and hand grip strength in dentists of Saudi Arabia,” International Journal of Innovation and Applied Studies, vol. 9, no. 2, pp. 655–661, November 2014.