The Relationship of Cervical Spine Curvature and Neck Pain

경항통과 경추 만곡도의 상관성 고찰

  • Jung, Doo-Young (Dept. of Oriental Rehabilitation Medicine, College of Oriental Medicine, Kyung-Hee University) ;
  • Kim, Sung-Soo (Dept. of Oriental Rehabilitation Medicine, College of Oriental Medicine, Kyung-Hee University) ;
  • Chung, Seok-Hee (Dept. of Oriental Rehabilitation Medicine, College of Oriental Medicine, Kyung-Hee University) ;
  • Lee, Jong-Soo (Dept. of Oriental Rehabilitation Medicine, College of Oriental Medicine, Kyung-Hee University)
  • 정두영 (경희대학교 한의과대학 한방재활의학과교실) ;
  • 김성수 (경희대학교 한의과대학 한방재활의학과교실) ;
  • 정석희 (경희대학교 한의과대학 한방재활의학과교실) ;
  • 이종수 (경희대학교 한의과대학 한방재활의학과교실)
  • Received : 2011.03.14
  • Accepted : 2011.04.11
  • Published : 2011.04.30


Objectives : To investigate and compare the curvature of the cervical spine for the neck pain patients and asymptomatic participants. Methods : Clinical study was carried out for 64 neck pain patients in Conmaul oriental hospital and 56 asymptomatic volunteers. Cervical spine curvature was measured by 7 types of measuring methods. Results : Curvature angles of the cervical spine were significantly lower in the patients group(p<0.05). In segmental analysis of curvature, segmental curvature of C3-C4 were significantly lower in the patients group. There is no significant relationship among the classifications by the types of cervical spine curvature in the 2 groups. Conclusions : The results suggest that the cervical spines of neck pain patients are straightened and kyphotic and most of cervical curvature decrease are occurred at middle cervical spine.


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