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THE EVALUATION OF THE NECK DISABILITY INDEX IN A GROUP COMPRISED OF STOMATOLOGISTS

Romanian Journal of Oral Rehabilitation. 2020;12(1):168-174

 

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Journal Title: Romanian Journal of Oral Rehabilitation

ISSN: 2066-7000 (Print); 2601-4661 (Online)

Publisher: Romanian Society of Oral Rehabilitation

LCC Subject Category: Medicine: Dentistry

Country of publisher: Romania

Language of fulltext: English

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AUTHORS


Elena-Claudia Sin (―Ovidius"University of Constanța, Romania, Faculty of Dentistry, Department of Dentistry)

Steliana-Gabriela Buștiuc (―Ovidius"University of Constanța, Romania, Faculty of Dentistry, Department of Dentistry)

Aureliana Caraiane (―Ovidius"University of Constanța, Romania, Faculty of Dentistry, Department of Dentistry)

Raluca Bălău-Briceag (―Ovidius"University of Constanța, Romania, Faculty of Dentistry, Department of Dentistry)

Erdogan-Elvis Șachir (―Ovidius"University of Constanța, Romania, Faculty of Dentistry, Department of Dentistry)

Gheorghe Raftu (―Ovidius"University of Constanța, Romania, Faculty of Dentistry, Department of Dentistry)

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Time From Submission to Publication: 12 weeks

 

Abstract | Full Text

Stomatologists present a high risk of musculoskeletal symptoms at the level neck level. Stomatology-specific manoeuvres require high precision, which calls for a flexed and rotated posture of the cervical spine. This position of the cervical spine leads to a high static load in the neck region which through high duration and repetitive neck movement can generate painful symptomatology in the cervical region, accompanied by muscle disequilibrium or cervical instability. Neck pain has become a serious health issue, especially amongst stomatologists. The evaluation of the neck disability index provides information about the way in which neck pain affects the capacity of managing everyday life.