QUINTESSENTIAL: Neck Pain-Exercise Prescription - DR.SMRUTI.S.DASH, PT

Neck pain is increasingly becoming difficult to handle because of our lifestyle and technology.67% of individuals will suffer neck pain at some stage in their life. The current research incidence of neck pain in Bangalore has been estimated as 35% and the median age as 27 years and it ranges between 18 to 52 years1. Job related stress and psychosocial factors do has a major role in causing the neck and shoulder pain2.Student community is also a major sector who usually suffer from neck pain .Neck pain causes decreased work efficiency and increases health cost burden to individuals and the country at large.

Neck pain is also increasing a lot because of our life style; use of laptops, computers, our cell phones. Even at a very tender age, like school going kids do complain of neck pain because they are all computer game addicts. Kids should therefore be encouraged to have an active lifestyle- by spending more time in outdoor games and mandatory decrease in screen time. It is our responsibility to develop a healthy future generation, free from habitual postural disorders. 

Even adults can engage their free time in walking, jogging, meditation, music therapy. Reduction in screen time will prevent most of the neck pain in today’s world.

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