Index to Chiropractic Literature
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ID 26807
  Title Craniocervical posture assessed with photogrammetry and the accuracy of palpation methods for locating the seventh cervical spinous process: A cross-sectional study
URL https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/33461748/
Journal J Manipulative Physiol Ther. 2021 Mar;44(3):196-204
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Publication Type Article
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Objective: The purpose of this study was to compare craniocervical posture assessed by photogrammetry using 2 distinct palpation methods for locating the spinous process of the seventh cervical vertebra (C7SP).

Methods: This cross-sectional study was conducted in 2 phases. In phase I (n = 42), the assessor's accuracy in locating the C7SP using the flexion-extension and the modified thorax-rib static methods was compared to radiography. In phase II (n = 68), the craniocervical posture was analyzed with photogrammetry after palpation using the 2 methods. Neck pain intensity and disability were also determined.

Results: The accuracy in locating the C7SP was higher using the modified thorax-rib static method (67%, 95% confidence interval [CI], 55-79) compared to the flexion-extension method (38%, 95% CI, 26-50, P = .016). Lower values of the craniocervical angle were obtained with the flexion-extension method than the modified thorax-rib static method (mean difference = -1.1°, 95% CI, -1.6 to -0.6, P < .001). However, both palpation methods resulted in similar classifications of participants as with or without forward head posture (P = .096). Weak correlations were observed between the craniocervical angle and neck pain intensity (ρ = -0.088 and -0.099, respectively) and disability (ρ = -0.231 and -0.249, respectively).

Conclusion: Craniocervical angles obtained using palpation methods with different accuracies were different, although the magnitude of the difference was insufficient to lead to different classifications of a forward head posture in adults with mild neck pain and disability. Craniocervical posture was weakly correlated with neck-pain intensity and disability.

Author keywords: Palpation; Diagnosis; Physical Examination; Posture; Rehabilitation

Author affiliations: Postgraduate Program in Rehabilitation Sciences, Centro Universitário Augusto Motta, Rio de Janeiro

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