Association Between Neck Pain and Level of Disability Among Females Going to Beauty Parlor or Aesthetic Clinics

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Fatima Ahsan
Izzah Ijaz
Nabira Izhar
Anam Irfan
Mamoona Anwar


Background: Neck pain, often perceived in the posterior cervical spine, is a prevalent condition that can be associated with various levels of disability. Cervical arterial dysfunction, also known as Bow Hunter’s syndrome, results from vertebral artery compression during neck rotation and extension. This study explores the relationship between neck pain and the level of disability among females frequenting beauty parlors or aesthetic clinics.

Objective: To determine the association between neck pain and the level of disability among females attending beauty parlors or aesthetic clinics.

Methods: This observational study included 180 female participants recruited through non-probability convenient sampling from various beauty parlors and aesthetic clinics in Lahore. Data collection involved a standardized questionnaire divided into demographic details, Visual Analog Scale (VAS) for neck pain, and the Neck Disability Index (NDI) for disability assessment. A self-administered questionnaire evaluated symptoms of cervical arterial dysfunction, including double vision and speaking difficulty. Data analysis was conducted using SPSS version 25.0, employing descriptive statistics, chi-square tests, and setting the significance level at p<0.05.

Results: The mean age of participants was 21.95 years (SD = 6.15). The mean NDI score was 3.16 (SD = 0.68) and the mean VAS score was 1.29 (SD = 0.99). There was no significant association between neck pain and disability levels (p = 0.095). However, significant associations were found between NDI scores and double vision (p = 0.012) as well as speaking difficulty (p = 0.010).

Conclusion: The study concluded that there was no significant association between neck pain and the level of disability. However, a strong association was found between the level of disability and symptoms of double vision and speaking difficulty. These findings suggest the need for ergonomic interventions and comprehensive assessments in beauty parlors and aesthetic clinics to prevent and manage neck pain and associated symptoms effectively.

Keywords: Neck pain, Neck Disability Index, Visual Analog Scale, Cervical arterial dysfunction, Beauty parlors, Aesthetic clinics, Ergonomics, Occupational health, Double vision, Speaking difficulty.

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Ahsan, F., Ijaz, I., Izhar, N., Irfan, A., & Anwar, M. (2024). Association Between Neck Pain and Level of Disability Among Females Going to Beauty Parlor or Aesthetic Clinics. Journal of Health and Rehabilitation Research, 4(2), 1535–1539.


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