Short Tilte:Investigating neck pain in wheelchair users
Journal:American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Year, Volume, Issue, Page(s):03, 82, 3, 197-202
Questionnaires and physical exams were used to evaluate neck pain in a group of wheelchair users. Main outcome measures included reported neck pain, visual analog scale of neck complaints, the Neck Disability Index, and physical exam findings of trigger points. Of the 68 participants, 66.2 percent reported experiencing neck pain since becoming a wheelchair user and 60.3 percent reported pain during the past month. Of those who reported neck pain, 60 percent visited the doctor for the pain and 40 percent limited their daily activities because of the pain. Trigger-point palpation reproduced pain in 53.5 percent of those participants who experienced pain in the 24 hours preceding the examination.