Evaluation of the Efficacy of Myofascial Therapy for Cervical Spine Diseases
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Keywords

Myofascial therapy
Cervical spondylosis
Quality of life
Submitted : 2023-11-19
Accepted : 2023-12-04
Published : 2023-12-19

Abstract

Objective: To explore the therapeutic effect of myofascial therapy on cervical spine diseases. Methods: A total of 60 patients diagnosed and treated for early-stage cervical spondylosis at Beijing Language and Culture University Hospital from January 2021 to June 2022 were selected. Using the random number table method, patients were divided into a control group (30 cases) and a myofascial therapy group (30 cases). The improvement of symptoms such as pain level, cervical spine function, and quality of life of both groups before and after treatment was evaluated. Results: Compared with the pre-treatment phase, the myofascial therapy group showed a statistically significant reduction in the VAS score and NDI score after treatment (P < 0.05). Additionally, the CSQ of patients in the myofascial therapy group significantly improved after treatment, with the CSQ-8 score showing a significant increase (P < 0.05). Conclusion: Myofascial therapy proves effective in alleviating various uncomfortable symptoms occurring in the early stages of cervical spondylosis. It significantly reduces soreness and pain in cervical spine-related muscles and plays a crucial role in improving the physiological curvature of the cervical spine. This therapy deserves promotion and widespread application in the treatment of cervical spondylosis.

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