Quantitative cervical flexor strength in healthy subjects and in subjects with mechanical neck pain.

@article{Silverman1991QuantitativeCF,
  title={Quantitative cervical flexor strength in healthy subjects and in subjects with mechanical neck pain.},
  author={Julie Silverman and Arthur A. Rodriquez and James C. Agre},
  journal={Archives of physical medicine and rehabilitation},
  year={1991},
  volume={72 9},
  pages={
          679-81
        }
}
Although weakness of anterior cervical muscles is postulated to contribute to persistent neck pain in patients with mechanical neck pain, quantitation of weakness has never been reported. We compared anterior cervical muscle strength in 30 subjects with mechanical neck pain and in 30 asymptomatic control subjects. Testing was performed with the subject supine, chin retracted, and neck flexed. Assessment was made using a hand-held dynamometer with head held at the midline and with rotation left… CONTINUE READING
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