Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 2021 Jul 7. Epub 2021 Jul 7.
Department of Ergonomics, Israel Institute for Occupational Safety and Hygiene, Tel Aviv, Israel Department of Physical Therapy, Faculty of Health Sciences, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Beer-Sheva, Israel Department of Occupational Medicine, Maccabi Healthcare Services, Rishon Lezion, Israel School of Nursing Sciences, Academic College of Tel Aviv-Jaffa, Jaffa, Israel Department of Radiology, Barzilai University Medical Center, Ashkelon, Israel.
Study Design: An analytical cross-sectional computed tomography (CT) study.
Objective: To investigate the association of the cross-sectional area (CSA) and density of neck muscles (sternocleidomastoid, upper trapezius, levator scapulae, anterior scalene, longus coli, longus capitis) with upper quadrant pain and disability.
Summary Of Background Data: Neck pain, a common condition, causes substantial disability to individuals. Read More