A study to analyse the effect of Mckenzie’s method of exercise to treat upper cross syndrome associated with cervicogenic headache

Authors

  • G. Vaishnavi Dr. MGR Educational and Research Institute, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
  • S. Dinesh Kumar Dr. MGR Educational and Research Institute, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
  • G. Mohan Kumar Dr. MGR Educational and Research Institute, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
  • Kirupa K. Dr. MGR Educational and Research Institute, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
  • G. Tharani Dr. MGR Educational and Research Institute, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
  • T. Eliza Giftson Dr. MGR Educational and Research Institute, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
  • R. Rajashri Dr. MGR Educational and Research Institute, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
  • S. Akash Dr. MGR Educational and Research Institute, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
  • P. Chandru Dr. MGR Educational and Research Institute, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.51248/.v41i4.499

Keywords:

McKenzie’s exercise, upper cross syndrome, cervicogenic head ache

Abstract

Introduction: Upper cross syndrome (UCS) occurs when the muscle in the neck, shoulders, and chest become deformed usually as a result of poor posture. The aim of the study is to analyse the effect of McKenzie’s method of exercise to treat upper cross syndrome associated with cervicogenic headache.

Materials and Methods: This experimental study was conducted in outpatient department physiotherapy A.C.S. Medical College and Hospital. Fifty subjects were selected for the study of the age group between 20 to 50 years of both male and female sex. Duration of this study was about 3 months. Each patient was trained about three session per week, 30 minutes per session. The session included McKenzie’s method of exercise to improve the shoulder and neck movements and postural corrections of the subjects. The outcome measure done using visual analogue scale (VAS) for cervicogenic headache and upper cross syndrome questionnaire (UCS).

Results: The results on comparing upper cross syndrome questionnaire score and Visual Analog Scale score showed that between the pre-test (4.93) and post-test (3.43) mean values with group McKenzie’s exercise showed highly significant difference. Thus, it is appropriate that McKenzie’s method of exercise to treat upper cross syndrome associated with cervicogenic headache is effective.

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2021-12-31

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Vaishnavi G, Dinesh Kumar S, Mohan Kumar G, K. K, Tharani G, Eliza Giftson T, Rajashri R, Akash S, Chandru P. A study to analyse the effect of Mckenzie’s method of exercise to treat upper cross syndrome associated with cervicogenic headache. Biomedicine [Internet]. 2021Dec.31 [cited 2022Jan.20];41(4):855-8. Available from: https://biomedicineonline.org/index.php/home/article/view/499

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