ISSN 2321–3647
Sat, 18 Nov 2017

Increasing Prevalence of Neck Pain among youngsters of Bangalore: An Alarming Shift

Md Tanwir Alam1*, Mohd Zulkifle2, Abdul Haseeb Ansari1, Arish Mohammad Khan Sherwani1, Md Zeyauddin3, Aisha Perveen1

1. Dept. of Preventive and Social Medicine, National Institute of Unani Medicine (NIUM), Kottigepalya, Bangalore, Karnataka, India.

2. Kulliyat (Basic Science), National Institute of Unani Medicine (NIUM), Kottigepalya, Bangalore, Karnataka, India

3. Preventive and Social Medicine, Govt, Tibbi College and Hospital (GTCH), Kadam Kuan, Patna, Bihar, India


ABSTRACT

Neck pain become a public health problem, its accelerating prevalence and  devastating side effect is exerting substantial load on national’s wealth; because its impact is more on productive population (adult working age people). Although it was a hospital based observational study; done for the intervention purpose. But here in this paper we are just mentioning its cross sectional perspective. Hence this study was carried out on patients attended NIUM hospital with a complaint of Neck pain. After getting ethical clearance from the Institutional Ethical Committee (IEC) patients were included in study. This study stretched from January 2011 to May 2011. A total 50 patients were admitted in the study; age group ranging from 20 to 59 years. In present study sample, patients from 20 years to 59 years were included and the 50 patients were distributed according to age with a class interval of 10 into four groups i.e., 20-29, 30-39, 40-49 and 50-59. Patients diagnosed with neck pain were included into the study. Maximum prevalence of neck pain was found in age group 30-39 years followed by 20-29, 40-49 and 50-59 years age group. Although it was a less sample study, but it shows prevalence of neck pain is more in younger age peoples (3rd to 4th decade of life); which is a new shift in prevalence of neck pain bearing with age.

Keywords: Cervical Pain, Cervical Spondylosis; Lifestyle Disease; Unani Medicine; Wajaul Unuq.


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