Frequency of Text Neck Pain in Islamabad
Keywords:Neck Pain, Text Neck Pain, Smartphone
Background: Neck pain is one of the most common musculoskeletal condition and causes most disability. Neck pain with movement coordinated impairments is the most common problem and among them “Text Neck Pain” is most growing epidemiological problem among adult population.
Methods: This was the cross sectional study. The sample was collected from different Colleges and Universities of Islamabad. Sample was selected using convenient non-probability sampling technique. Data was collected from 428 individuals of both genders and analyzed through SPSS-21. Individual’s basic demographics name, age, gender etc. and other relevant information was taken through a self-structured questionnaire. Two standard questionnaires were also used for taking statistical data about pain intensity via numeric pain rating scale (NPRS) and level of disability through neck pain disability index (NPDI).
Results: The mean age of the research participants was 22.74 ± 3.52 years. The results showed that 35.0% of the smart phone users feel neck pain regularly and 39.5 % of the population sometimes feel pain in the activities of daily life. Results also showed that majority of the population having neck pain use the cell phone in sitting position at an angle of 30-45 degrees of neck flexion for more than 3 hours/day.
Conclusion: It is concluded that individuals having more use of smart phones have more text neck pain which is also affecting their activities of daily life. So, it’s the alarming situation for the adults.
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