THE IMPACT OF CERVICAL SPONDYLOSIS: A COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS BETWEEN HOUSEWIVES AND WOMEN IN COMPUTER-DEPENDENT PROFESSIONS

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Dr. Ankur Pandey
Maurya R.K
Pant K.C
Bhandari V. S

Keywords

Cervical spondylosis, Chronic neck pain, Headache, Vertigo

Abstract

Cervical spondylosis is a common problem in the female population specially in the elderly. Cervical spondylosis is a chronic degenerative disease of the cervical Intervertebral disc causing symptoms like chronic neck pain, headache, vertigo, Tingling and paresthesia of the upper limb. This prospective observational study was done on 160 female subjects of the age group 18-60 years.


Women in CDV were again categorized according to their daily working hours and total duration of occupation. Cervical spondylosis diagnosis was confirmed by MRI reports of symptomatic subjects.


Prevalence of cervical spondylosis in HW was seen as 21.7% and among women in CDV it was 58%. Among women in CDV, the prevalence was in direct proportion to daily working hours and the total duration of occupation.


The prevalence of cervical spondylosis was more in people who assume sitting posture while working. Also there is gradual increase in the incidence of cervical spondylosis with increased hours of maintaining a fixed working posture. Although cervical spondylosis is age-related, researchers have been proposing prolonged postural activities around the neck such as bending of the neck, to be one of the major predisposing factor to cervical spondylosis as there are increased incidences in prolonged computer users.


 

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