Effects of Mobilization and Exercise on Neck Muscular Spasm and Pain
Objectives: The aims of this study were to investigate the effects of mobilization, exercise, and combining effects of mobilization and exercise on the neck muscles spasm and pain. Methods: The study employed an intervention approach to data obtained from 200 randomly selected patients using a pre-defined inclusion and exclusion criteria. Selected patients were randomly divided into three groups. In Group-A patients were treated with mobilization, in Group-B patients were treated with exercise and in Group-C patients were treated with combined therapy of mobilization and exercise. Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS) 16 was used to manage and analyze the data. Results: In Group A, B and C, patient’s improvement of mean muscular spasm and pain was 39.25±8.58, 11.34±3.43 and 44.09±13.35 respectively. In terms of p-value mean muscular spasm and pain was statistically different in treatment groups and in Group-C patient’s improvement of muscular spasm and pain was the greatest. So it can be said that treatment-C is more effective in reducing muscular spasm and pain. i.e. (p-value=0.000). Conclusion: Combination therapy (Mobilization + Exercise) is the best treatment option for treating patients with neck pain. Although only mobilization is also effective for patients with neck pain, but this benefit is seen mostly in short term reduction in pain and improved range of motion.
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