Journal: Drug Invention Today

Article Id: JPRS-P col-00003921
Title: Prevalence of neck pain among dentists
Category: Pharmaceutics
Section: Research Article
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    Introduction: Cervical spondylosis is a clinical condition associated with compression of spinal nerves of cervical region that causes degeneration of the spine. The causative factors for this condition are aging, working nature, etc. Materials and Methods: The survey was conducted among dental surgeons using a questionnaire. Results: The data were obtained and showed that 56.4% of the dentists had suffered with the neck pain for 10–15 years, sometimes during their practice of dentistry. 20.9% (21%) of the dentists complained of the back pain, 33.6% had pain along the neck side, and 31.8% of the dentists had numbness over the medial side of the arms. 49.1% of the dentists seek medical care for neck pain and 57.3% of the dentists are undergoing physiotherapy as a corrective measure. Conclusion: The present study thus concluded that majority of the dental practitioners acquired development of cervical spondylosis. The study might be useful for dental practitioners and creates an awareness about the prevalence of cervical spondylosis.

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    M. Magdalene1 , Dinesh Premavathy2 *

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    1 Department of Anatomy, Saveetha Dental College, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences, Saveetha University, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India,

    2 Department of Anatomy, Saveetha Dental College, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences, Saveetha University, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

    *Corresponding author: Dr. Dinesh Premavathy, Department of Anatomy, Saveetha Dental College, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences, Saveetha University, Chennai - 600 100, Tamil Nadu, India.

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    Author:

    M. Magdalene1 , Dinesh Premavathy2 *

    Title:Prevalence of neck pain among dentists
    Journal:Drug Invention Today
    Vol(issue):12 (August )
    Year:2019
    Page No: (1754-1758)
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    Methodology:Cervical spondylosis,
    Research Materials:Dentists

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Cervical spondylosis Dentists Neck pain

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