CORRELATION BETWEEN TRUNK LENGTH AND SITTING BALANCE IN COMPLETE PARAPLEGICS

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Dr. Shivangi Sharma
Dr. Kriti Mishra
Dr. Sakshi Bhatnagar
Dr. Sumbul Khan
Dr. Urusia Parveen
Dr. Manika Bishnoi

Keywords

Paraplegia, Sitting balance, Trunk muscle strength

Abstract

A lesion that compromises the anatomical integrity of the spinal cord can result in spinal cord injury (SCI), a disorder with persistently debilitating clinical manifestations brought on by partial or complete impairment of spinal cord functions. SCI sequelae are regarded as a public health issue in Brazil and across the globe due to their severe functional and socioeconomic effects. Both men and women made up all of the subjects. The connection between Trunk Length and Functional Reach values (both forward and lateral) in sitting as a measure of dynamic sitting balance in full paraplegics involved a total of 30 patients. Based on the severity of the lesion, the sample was split into three groups. This section's main emphasis is on the steps for conducting sitting functional reach tests and measuring trunk length. The data collection process was strictly adhered to. Prior to starting the reaching exercise, a preliminary measurement was made, which comprised measuring one of the bodily parameters. As determined by modified forward reach values (both forward and lateral) while sitting, our findings ultimately revealed a negative connection between trunk length and sitting balance. The established negative connection showed that the dynamic balance when sitting was worse and longer trunk length was better. Both the forward and lateral reach values in the sample had a strong association.

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