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Efficacy of Eight weeks of Exercise Therapy for Neck Pain among General Dentists
Pantea Bolandian1, Reza Rajabi2, Mohammad hosain Alizadeh3, Ahmad Sohrabi4, Hadi Miri5, Anahita Bolandian * 6
1- Assistant Professor, Department of Prosthodontics, School of Dentistry, Ghazvin University of Medical Sciences. Ghazvin, Iran
2- Professor, Department of Physical Education and Sport Medicine, Tehran University of Medical Sciences. Tehran, Iran
3- Associate Professor, Department of Physical Education and Sport Medicine, Tehran University of Medical Sciences. Tehran, Iran
4- Postgraduate Student, Department of Biostatistics, School of Health, Iran University of Medical Sciences. Tehran, Iran
5- PhD Student of Sport Injuries and Corrective Exercise of Kharazmi University. Tehran, Iran Student, Department of Biostatistics, School of Health, Iran University of Medical Sciences. Tehran, Iran
6- PhD Student of Sport Injuries and Corrective Exercise of Kharazmi University. Tehran, Iran , Std_bolandian@khu.ac.ir
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Background and Aim: The prevalence of musculoskeletal complaints is high among dentists however, only a few studies have focused on this topic. The aim of this study was to assess the efficacy of an exercise program for neck pain relief in dentists practicing in Tehran.

Materials and Methods: A questionnaire was administered among 46 dentists in Tehran matched by age, gender (all males) and neck pain complaints in the past six months. Sub-jects were randomly divided into two groups. The first group received exercise therapy while the second group was given no exercise. Pain was measured at two months after the intervention using the visual analog scale (VAS). Data were analyzed using t-test and P<0.05 was considered statistically significant.

Results: The t-test showed significant improvement of neck pain in the first group after the intervention (p<0.05).

Conclusion: The results showed that exercise therapy could be effective for treatment of neck pain. Therefore, regular exercise by dentists can prevent neck pain and other muscu-loskeletal disorders (MSDs).

Keywords: Exercise therapy, Neck pain, General dentists
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Type of Study: Orginal | Subject: Pediatric Dentistry
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Bolandian P, Rajabi R, Alizadeh M H, Sohrabi A, Miri H, Bolandian A. Efficacy of Eight weeks of Exercise Therapy for Neck Pain among General Dentists. J Iran Dent Assoc 2015; 27 (2) :104-108
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