The Study on Correlation between the Forward Head Posture and Spinal Alignment

전방머리자세(Forward Head Posture)의 정도와 척추 만곡 변형의 상관관계

  • Jung, Hyun-Woo ;
  • Shin, Woo-Suk ;
  • Kim, Doo-Hee ;
  • Park, Won-Hyung ;
  • Cha, Yun-Yeop ;
  • Ko, Youn-Seok ;
  • Lee, Jung-Han ;
  • Chung, Won-Suk ;
  • Shin, Byung-Cheul ;
  • Song, Yun-Kyung ;
  • Go, Ho-Yeon ;
  • Sun, Seong-Ho ;
  • Jeon, Chan-Yong ;
  • Jang, Bo-Hyoung ;
  • Ko, Seong-Gyu
  • 정현우 ;
  • 신우석 ;
  • 김두희 ;
  • 박원형 ;
  • 차윤엽 ;
  • 고연석 ;
  • 이정한 ;
  • 정원석 ;
  • 신병철 ;
  • 송윤경 ;
  • 고호연 ;
  • 선승호 ;
  • 전찬용 ;
  • 장보형 ;
  • 고성규
  • Published : 2013.10.31

Abstract

Objectives This study was designed to investigate the correlation between the forward head posture and the spinal alignment. Methods We examined the whole spine x-rays of the 144 student sample. We measured the Craniovertebral angle (CVA), Cervical angle (CA), Thoracic kyphotic angle (TKA), lumbar lordosis angle (LLA) and Ferguson's angle (FA) of the students. We then analyzed the relationship between these angles. Results CVA had correlation with CA, but it was weak. There was significant correlation between CVA and TKA. There were no significant correlation among CVA, LLA and FA. Conclusions According to above results, there is a negative relationship between the CVA and the TKA - in that higher CVAs yielded lower TKAs. But CVA had no significant correlation with LLA or FA.

Keywords

Forward head posture (FHP);Craniovertebral angle (CVA);Thoracic kyphotic angle (TKA);Lumbar lordosis angle (LLA);Ferguson's angle (FA)

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