Vol 9 No 2 (2019)
Section : Original Articles
Skeletal abnormalities result from lack of motion and inappropriate movement patterns, which have undesirable effects on the psychological, social, and physiological function. This study was undertaken to introduce a non- invasive technique for clinical diagnosis of spinal cord deformities.
The purpose of the present study is to evaluate the postural deformities and onset of thoracic Kyphosis and lumber Lordosis among agricultural workers and Information Technology(IT) workers.
This cross sectional study was carried out on Agricultural workers(41-45 years) and IT Workers (21-25 years) and their age matched control groups. Measurements were made by Flexicurve Ruler in special standing posture. Kyphosis and Lordosis angles and Indices were calculated.
It indicates that maximum percentage of subjects has kyphotic angle between 400 -600 . In case of Agriculture workers ,it is 76.66% and 88% in IT workers in comparison to control group. Maximun subjects have lordotic angle between 300 - 500 , in case of agriculture workers it is 43.33% and 68% in case of IT workers in comparison to control group. It has also been observed that 47% agriculture workers and 11% of IT workers reported lumber pain.
Measurement of Kyphosis and Lordosis is useful in examining the degree of spinal cord deformities , occupational hazards, measuring the response to a therapeutic intervention and monitoring the progression of the abnormalities . From this information ergonomic intervention can be suggested.
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