International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Research Paper | Medicine Science | Pakistan | Volume 5 Issue 5, May 2016


Prevalence and Risk Factors for the Development of Upper-Crossed Syndrome (UCS) among DPT Students of University of Lahore

Sana Shahid [4] | Fahad Tanveer [5] | Atif Dustgir


Abstract: Upper Crossed Syndrome (UCS) is portrayed as a muscle imbalance arranged at the head and shoulder regions. This imposing unevenness is by and large found in individuals who work at desktops or who sit for a predominant part of the time and unfaltering show dreadful carriage. To determine the Prevalence and risk factors for the development of Upper-Crossed Syndrome (UCS) among DPT students of University of Lahore. Study was finished in 6 months after the regard of summary utilizing a review survey. A cross sectional overview comprising of 244 Physical Therapy undergraduates from University Institute Physical Therapy was led. Information on reported toward oneself neck, shoulder, and upper back agony and elements, for example, mechanical presentation, visual stress, and physical activity in relaxation time were gathered which eventually prompts Upper Cross Syndrome. The mean age of the respondents was 19.170.98 years where as the minimum age was 17 years and maximum was 22 years. The mean weight of the respondents was 56.3012.00 years where as the minimum weight was 20 KG and maximum was 100 KG. There were 57 (23.4 %) respondents who were having neck pain in PROM during Flexion and 187 (76.6 %) were not having pain in PROM. There were 60 (24.6 %) respondents with Thoracic pain in AROM during Flexion whereas 184 (65.4 %) respondents had no thoracic pain in AROM during flexion. In my study, 30 to 40 respondents having neck pain, flexed posture, rounded shoulders with considerable thoracic pain, hence are more prone to Upper Crosse Syndrome. However in previous literature there is no clear cut criteria for diagnosis of UCS.


Keywords: Upper Crossed Syndrome, Neck Pain, Muscle imbalance, Poor Posture


Edition: Volume 5 Issue 5, May 2016,


Pages: 768 - 771


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