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Chronic Neck Pain and Cervico-Craniofacial Pain Patients Express Similar Levels of Neck Pain-Related Disability, Pain Catastrophizing, and Cervical Range of Motion


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1 Department of Physiotherapy, Centro Superior de Estudios Universitarios La Salle, Universidad Autonoma de Madrid, 28023 Madrid, Spain
2 Department of Psychology, Universidad Rey Juan Carlos Alcorcon, 28922 Madrid, Spain
3 Research Group on Movement and Behavioural Science and Study of Pain, Centro Superior de Estudios Universitarios La Salle, Universidad Autonoma de Madrid, 28023 Madrid, Spain
 

Background: Neck pain (NP) is strongly associated with cervico-craniofacial pain (CCFP).The primary aimof the present study was to compare the neck pain-related disability, pain catastrophizing, and cervical and mandibular ROM between patients with chronic mechanical NP and patients with CCFP, as well as asymptomatic subjects. Methods: A total of 64 participants formed three groups. All participants underwent a clinical examination evaluating the cervical range of motion and maximum mouth opening, neck disability index (NDI), and psychological factor of Pain Catastrophizing Scale (PCS). Results: There were no statistically significant differences between patients with NP and CCFP for NDI and PCS (p > 0.05). One-way ANOVA revealed significant differences for all ROM measurements. The post hoc analysis showed no statistically significant differences in cervical extension and rotation between the two patient groups (p > 0.05). The Pearson correlation analysis shows a moderate positive association between NDI and the PCS for the group of patients with NP and CCFP. Conclusion: The CCFP and NP patient groups have similar neck disability levels and limitation in cervical ROM in extension and rotation. Both groups had positively correlated the NDI with the PCS.
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  • Chronic Neck Pain and Cervico-Craniofacial Pain Patients Express Similar Levels of Neck Pain-Related Disability, Pain Catastrophizing, and Cervical Range of Motion

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Daniel Munoz-Garcia
Department of Physiotherapy, Centro Superior de Estudios Universitarios La Salle, Universidad Autonoma de Madrid, 28023 Madrid, Spain
Alfonso Gil-Martinez
Department of Physiotherapy, Centro Superior de Estudios Universitarios La Salle, Universidad Autonoma de Madrid, 28023 Madrid, Spain
Almudena Lopez-Lopez
Department of Psychology, Universidad Rey Juan Carlos Alcorcon, 28922 Madrid, Spain
Ibai Lopez-de-Uralde-Villanueva
Department of Physiotherapy, Centro Superior de Estudios Universitarios La Salle, Universidad Autonoma de Madrid, 28023 Madrid, Spain
Roy La Touche
Department of Physiotherapy, Centro Superior de Estudios Universitarios La Salle, Universidad Autonoma de Madrid, 28023 Madrid, Spain
Josue Fernandez-Carnero
Research Group on Movement and Behavioural Science and Study of Pain, Centro Superior de Estudios Universitarios La Salle, Universidad Autonoma de Madrid, 28023 Madrid, Spain

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Background: Neck pain (NP) is strongly associated with cervico-craniofacial pain (CCFP).The primary aimof the present study was to compare the neck pain-related disability, pain catastrophizing, and cervical and mandibular ROM between patients with chronic mechanical NP and patients with CCFP, as well as asymptomatic subjects. Methods: A total of 64 participants formed three groups. All participants underwent a clinical examination evaluating the cervical range of motion and maximum mouth opening, neck disability index (NDI), and psychological factor of Pain Catastrophizing Scale (PCS). Results: There were no statistically significant differences between patients with NP and CCFP for NDI and PCS (p > 0.05). One-way ANOVA revealed significant differences for all ROM measurements. The post hoc analysis showed no statistically significant differences in cervical extension and rotation between the two patient groups (p > 0.05). The Pearson correlation analysis shows a moderate positive association between NDI and the PCS for the group of patients with NP and CCFP. Conclusion: The CCFP and NP patient groups have similar neck disability levels and limitation in cervical ROM in extension and rotation. Both groups had positively correlated the NDI with the PCS.