Vol. 3, Issue 5 (2018)
Effectiveness of isometric neck exercises and dynamic neck exercises in auto rickshaw drivers with non- specific chronic neck pain: A comparative study
Author(s): Dr. Rashmika Vishnu Lawande, Dr. Chetali Paliwal, Dr. Mahendra Shende
Abstract: The purpose of this study was to compare the effectiveness of isometric neck exercises and dynamic neck exercise in auto rickshaw drivers with chronic non-specific neck pain. 60 male auto rickshaw drivers who had chronic neck pain minimum above 7 weeks were randomly selected and were divided into two groups. Group A received Dynamic neck exercises and Group B received Isometric neck exercises with an elastic resistance theraband (Yellow theraband). The level of Pain and Neck Disability was measured using Neck Disability Index Scale (NDI) and Visual Analogue Scale (VAS) respectively pre and post intervention i.e. after 3 weeks intervention. There was significant improvement in both Dynamic neck exercises and Isometric neck exercises groups. Statistical comparison of the results showed that Group A had greater improvement in pain as well as in Neck Disability as compared to Group B. Dynamic neck exercise appeared to be more effective than isometric neck exercises to reduce neck pain and neck disability in auto rickshaw drivers.