Online ISSN: 2515-8260

Keywords : mechanical neck pain


Comparative study between the effect of passive stretching exercises and post isometric relaxation technique in chronic mechanical neck pain patients

Muhammad Ahmed Shady; Ibrahim Magdy Elnaggar; Nader I. El Sayed; Samer Ali

European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine, 2021, Volume 8, Issue 3, Pages 2271-2278

Aim of the study: Mechanical neck pain is a type of pain that affects the entire neck or
shoulder area, that is characterized by mechanical symptoms such as symptoms triggered by
maintained neck postures, neck movements, or palpation of the cervical muscles. Around twothirds
of people in their forties and fifties suffer from neck pain. Stretching exercises have
many advantages, including enhanced muscle performance and endurance, injury prevention,
improved muscle or athletic performance, healing promotion, and a reduced onset of muscle
soreness. The hyperactive muscle relaxes well after using the post isometric relaxation
procedure. We aimed to compare between the efficacy of passive stretching exercises and post
isometric relaxation technique on neck pain severity and functional disability as well as neck
sagittal, coronal and transverse mobility in treatment of patients wi th chronic mechanical
neck pain.