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Does frequency of exercise therapy sessions affect pain response in patients with chronic mechanical neck pain?

Nehad Mohamed Abd EL nabi Mousa, Reda S Ewida, Alaa Eldin AbdElhakim Balbaa


Background: Chronic neck pain is a common condition affecting many large proportion of population all over the world and in our society. Many physical therapy approaches were used to treat neck pain, and there is high evidence that exercises are effective, but there still is a great debate about which type is more effective. Also there is little evidence about the best parameters of exercises such as frequency, and intensity. Purpose: to investigate the effect of exercising therapy frequency on patient's ache response in instances of persistent mechanical neck pain. Methods: Thirty sufferers recognized as persistent mechanical neck ache have been assigned randomly into equal groups. They have been assessed by pain severity through the usage of visible analogue scale, earlier and after remedy. The primary experimental group (a) received exercise sessions three times a week; while the second experimental organization (b) acquired the equal remedy instances twice a week. Results: In both groups, there was a significant decrease in pain intensity. In addition, there was no significant statistical difference in pain intensity between both groups. Conclusions: It was concluded that exercise therapy twice a week is equally effective as three times per week in patients with chronic mechanical neck pain.

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