EFFICACY OF MCKENZIE PROTOCOL ON NON-SPECIFIC NECK PAIN
International Journal of Physiotherapy and Research
Neck pain is the most common and painful musculoskeletal condition which has a great socioeconomic burden on both patients and society. McKenzie protocol results in significant decrease in pain and increase range of motion and functional ability in spinal conditions but there are insufficient data available to determine the efficacy of the McKenzie protocol on non specific neck pain patient's further research which addresses these issues is required. Purpose: This study was conducted to
... the effect of McKenzie protocol on cervical range of motion (CROM), intensity of pain, and neck functional activity level in the management of non specific neck pain patients. Materials and Methods: Thirty patients with non specific neck pain,30-50 years of age was assigned in two groups(study and control) each group contained fifteen patients, all patients received traditional treatment for six weeks 3times/week and additionally study group received McKenzie protocol. CROM, pain, and functional activity level were measured pre-treatment and post six weeks of treatment using myrin goniometer, visual analog scale (VAS), and Copenhagen neck functional disability scale. Results: There was a significant increase in CROM of study group where flexion (p=0.002), extension (p=0.0001), lateral flexion (p=0.02) and rotation (p=0.0001), also significant decrees in pain (p=0.0001) and decease in functional disability level (p=0.0001). Conclusion: McKenzie protocol of treatment additionally to traditional treatment is effective in increase CROM, decrease pain and increase functional activity in non specific neck pain patients.