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Indian Journal of Clinical Anatomy and Physiology

A study of range of motion of neck in adult population of Western Rajasthan

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Author Details : Charu Taneja

Volume : 4, Issue : 2, Year : 2017

Article Page : 152-155

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Introduction: The amount of motion available at a joint is knowns range of motion.
Background: The purpose of the study was to predispose the effect of age and gender on movements of cervical spine in 100 normal subjects by the use of Goniometer.
Materials and Method: Study was carried out on 100 healthy subjects aged between 20-30 years. All the subjects having normal cervical spine were chosen and those who were not having any history of joint surgery, stress or any other type of abnormalities were included for determining the validity and reliability of the goniometric measurements.
Result: Females showed higher range of motion than male subjects except that of cervical flexion. Generally, females have a tendency to have larger range of motions, because of anatomical and physiological differences, like muscle mass size, geometry of joint and hormones.
Conclusion: A tendency existed for cervical ROM to decline with increasing age. The only exception is axial rotation which showed either same or it increases with age to compensate for an age related decrease in rotation in the lower cervical spine.

: Lateral flexion, Cervical spine, Flexion, Extension, Goniometer, Rotation

How to cite : Taneja C, A study of range of motion of neck in adult population of Western Rajasthan. Indian J Clin Anat Physiol 2017;4(2):152-155

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