Vol. 3, Issue 5 (2018)
Prevalence of cervical radiculopathy in general population
Author(s): Dr. Priyanshu Joshi, Dr. Usha Singh, Dr. Niketa Shobhit
Abstract: Cervical radiculopathy is one of the commonest musculoskeletal conditions. The etiology of cervical radiculopathy is poorly understood. In spite of long duration for treatment protocol recurrence rate is common. Objective: The present study was undertaken to observe the prevalence of cervical radiculopathy and factors which are responsible for its underlying cause. Method: 60 subjects diagnosed with cervical radiculopathy were included in the study. The data was collected by questionnaire form and was analyzed using SPSS 14.0 and graph pad 6.7 version. Result: 80% of cases were in the age group between 30-40 years and 20% were more than 40 years. 33.33% was males and 66.66% females. In occupation wise distribution 33.33% subjects were housewives, 20% were clerks. In computer operator 91.66% were females and 8.33% were males. In involvement of radiculopathy to right hand was 75% and 16.66% of left involved Conclusion: From the present study it is concluded that the prevalence of cervical radiculopathy is strenuous work related.