Decreased neck muscle strength in patients with the loss of cervical lordosis


Alpayci M., Şenköy E., Delen V., Şah V., Yazmalar L., Erden M., ...More

CLINICAL BIOMECHANICS, vol.33, pp.98-102, 2016 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 33
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.clinbiomech.2016.02.014
  • Journal Name: CLINICAL BIOMECHANICS
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.98-102

Abstract

Background: The loss of cervical lordosis is associated with some negative clinical outcomes. No previous study has examined cervical muscle strength, specifically in patients with the loss of cervical lordosis. This study aims to investigate whether there is weakness of the cervical muscles or an imbalance between cervical flexor and extensor muscle strength in patients with the loss of cervical lordosis compared with healthy controls matched by age, gender, body mass index (BMI), and employment status.