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RMJ. 2022; 47(3): 693-695


Short term effectiveness of intermittent cervical manual traction with sustained cervical manual traction in patients suffering neck pain due to cervical spondylosis

Farjad Afzal, Asma Bhatti, Aneela Mushtaq, Maryam Javeed, Rakhshanda Kanwal Riaz, Iqra Noureen.

Abstract
Objective: To compare the short term effectiveness of intermittent cervical manual traction with sustained cervical manual traction in patients suffering neck pain due to cervical spondylosis.
Methodology: This interventional study was performed at rehabilitation clinics in Sargodha, Pakistan from June to December 2019 and included 30 patients. Patients were randomly allocated into two groups. Group 1, had manual intermittent cervical traction and Group 2, had sustained cervical traction. Intervention was short term (one session only). Pre-Interventional measurement and post intervention measurements were taken on Visual Analogue Scale (VAS).
Results: Out of 30 patients, 16 (53.3%) were male and 14 (46.7%) females. Mean age was 31.33±7.42 years. Out of 30 patients, 27 (90%) had acute neck pain and 3 (10%) had chronic pain. Independent t test was used to compare the mean score between the groups. Intermittent manual traction was more effective when compared with sustain manual traction.
Conclusion: Intermittent manual traction was more effective when compared with sustain manual traction. Howover, both interventions had significant effects to reduce the pain.

Key words: Cervical spondylosis, manual traction, intermittent cervical traction, sustained cervical traction.


 
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Afzal F, Bhatti A, Mushtaq A, Javeed M, Riaz RK, Noureen I. Short term effectiveness of intermittent cervical manual traction with sustained cervical manual traction in patients suffering neck pain due to cervical spondylosis. RMJ. 2022; 47(3): 693-695.


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Afzal F, Bhatti A, Mushtaq A, Javeed M, Riaz RK, Noureen I. Short term effectiveness of intermittent cervical manual traction with sustained cervical manual traction in patients suffering neck pain due to cervical spondylosis. https://www.rmj.org.pk/?mno=88110 [Access: September 02, 2022].


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Afzal F, Bhatti A, Mushtaq A, Javeed M, Riaz RK, Noureen I. Short term effectiveness of intermittent cervical manual traction with sustained cervical manual traction in patients suffering neck pain due to cervical spondylosis. RMJ. 2022; 47(3): 693-695.



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Afzal F, Bhatti A, Mushtaq A, Javeed M, Riaz RK, Noureen I. Short term effectiveness of intermittent cervical manual traction with sustained cervical manual traction in patients suffering neck pain due to cervical spondylosis. RMJ. (2022), [cited September 02, 2022]; 47(3): 693-695.



Harvard Style

Afzal, F., Bhatti, . A., Mushtaq, . A., Javeed, . M., Riaz, . R. K. & Noureen, . I. (2022) Short term effectiveness of intermittent cervical manual traction with sustained cervical manual traction in patients suffering neck pain due to cervical spondylosis. RMJ, 47 (3), 693-695.



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Afzal, Farjad, Asma Bhatti, Aneela Mushtaq, Maryam Javeed, Rakhshanda Kanwal Riaz, and Iqra Noureen. 2022. Short term effectiveness of intermittent cervical manual traction with sustained cervical manual traction in patients suffering neck pain due to cervical spondylosis. Rawal Medical Journal, 47 (3), 693-695.



Chicago Style

Afzal, Farjad, Asma Bhatti, Aneela Mushtaq, Maryam Javeed, Rakhshanda Kanwal Riaz, and Iqra Noureen. "Short term effectiveness of intermittent cervical manual traction with sustained cervical manual traction in patients suffering neck pain due to cervical spondylosis." Rawal Medical Journal 47 (2022), 693-695.



MLA (The Modern Language Association) Style

Afzal, Farjad, Asma Bhatti, Aneela Mushtaq, Maryam Javeed, Rakhshanda Kanwal Riaz, and Iqra Noureen. "Short term effectiveness of intermittent cervical manual traction with sustained cervical manual traction in patients suffering neck pain due to cervical spondylosis." Rawal Medical Journal 47.3 (2022), 693-695. Print.



APA (American Psychological Association) Style

Afzal, F., Bhatti, . A., Mushtaq, . A., Javeed, . M., Riaz, . R. K. & Noureen, . I. (2022) Short term effectiveness of intermittent cervical manual traction with sustained cervical manual traction in patients suffering neck pain due to cervical spondylosis. Rawal Medical Journal, 47 (3), 693-695.








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