Correlation between Craniovertebral Angle and Balance Ability in Forward Head Posture

Authors

  • Kunavut Vannajak Exercise and Nutrition Innovation and Sciences Research Unit, Faculty of Allied Health Sciences, Burapha University
  • Pimonpan Taweekarn Vannajak Exercise and Nutrition Innovation and Sciences Research Unit, Faculty of Allied Health Sciences, Burapha University

Keywords:

craniovertebral angle, balance ability, forward head posture

Abstract

Background and objective: As a result of a poor forward head posture, the upper cervical spine is stretched and the lower cervical spine is bent, causing a loss of balance to the body, neck pain, shortening of the neck muscles and deep neck muscle weakness. The objective of this study was to observe the relationship between the forward angle of the neck (craniovertebral angle; CVA) and balance through the functional reach test (FRT) in healthy subjects with a forward head posture.

Methods: The relationship between CVA and FRT test was examined in 26 volunteers.

Results: The correlation between CVA and FRT demonstrated a correlation coefficient of 0.23, which presented no statistically significant correlation (p = 0.25).

Conclusion: The correlation between CVA and FRT was low, with no correlation between protruding neck angle and posture ability as observed via the FRT test in healthy individuals.

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Published

2022-12-22

How to Cite

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Vannajak K, Taweekarn Vannajak P. Correlation between Craniovertebral Angle and Balance Ability in Forward Head Posture . SRIMEDJ [Internet]. 2022 Dec. 22 [cited 2024 Jun. 15];37(6):654-9. Available from: https://li01.tci-thaijo.org/index.php/SRIMEDJ/article/view/255593

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