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Research Paper | Health Sciences | India | Volume 12 Issue 2, February 2023
A Cross - Sectional Study of Upper Cross Syndrome in Different Occupations
Dr. Tahzeeb Fatima | Dr. Saumya Pandey
Abstract: Objective: To find prevalence of upper cross syndrome in different occupations. Upper cross syndrome is also referred to as proximal or shoulder girdle crosses syndrome. Upper cross syndrome occurs when the muscles in the neck, shoulders and chest become deformed, usually as a result of poor posture. In upper cross syndrome, tightness of the upper trapezius and levator scapula on the dorsal side crosses with tightness of pectoralis major and minor. When these muscles are overactive, the surrounding counter muscles are underused and become weak. The overactive and underactive muscles can then overlap, causing an X shape to develop. Material and method: In this study data was collected from Kanpur Physiotherapy & Rehabilitation Centre & Ashutosh Physiotherapy Centre. Study was conducted in six months [August 2021 to January 2022]. Total 10 patients were participating in this study. Pectoralis major contracture test was performed to check the tightness of the pectoral muscles. Also test the weakness of middle and lower trapezius muscle. Data was analysed by using SPSS version 20. Results: Total 10 patients were involved in this study. The mean age for the patients was 22.11+4.505. There were 6 male patients and 4 female patients. The prevalence of upper cross syndrome in desk workers was 21.32%, while the prevalence in drivers was 13.21%. In teachers this prevalence was 15.11% and in house - wives was 16.024%. Conclusion: This study concluded that there is prevalence of upper cross syndrome in different occupations and also concluded that rest and medicine are relieving factors for upper cross syndrome patients.
Keywords: Upper cross syndrome, Trapezius, Pectoralis Major, Pain, Prevalence
Edition: Volume 12 Issue 2, February 2023,
Pages: 76 - 78
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