Vol. 3, Issue 6 (2018)
Effectiveness of strain counter strain on neck pain and disability in dentists: An experimental study
Author(s): Dr. Reshmy Sutar, Dr. Abhijit Satralkar, Dr. Mahendra Shende
Abstract: The purpose of this study was to find out the effect of Strain Counterstrain on the neck pain and disability in dentists by the end of 2 weeks. The 50 participants (including both males and females) ranging from 24-43 years were conveniently selected. Strain counterstrain sessions were conducted once a week for 2 weeks. Each session comprised 20 minutes of hot packs followed by 3 repetitions of Strain Counterstrain technique. The subjects were evaluated before and after 2 weeks program using VAS Numeric Pain Distress Scale and Neck Disability Index. Statiscal analysis of the data was done and significant and extremely significant improvement in the VAS Numeric Pain Distress Scale and Neck Disability Index scores (both p < 0.05) was noted respectively. Hence this study suggested that 2 week Strain Counterstrain program was effective in reducing neck pain and disability in dentists.