Effects of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease on Cervical and Lumbar Spinal Mobility
Author(s) : Khizra Kazmi, Gull Mahnoor Hashmi, Hira Ishaq & Wajahat Mehmood
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease is an inflammatory disease with airway obstruction that can affect breathing pattern and consequently posture. The objective of the study was to measure the effects of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease on cervical and lumbar spinal mobility.
Material and Methods:
This was analytical cross-sectional study, consists of 75 patients with COPD. An inclinometer was used to assess a range of motion, and the Dutch Musculoskeletal Questionnaire (DMQ) was used to assess pain. Analysis of data done by using SPSSv20. Percentage and frequency were used for categorical variables, age, and gender.
Majority of participants had limited lumber ranges and mild limitation in cervical ranges. Patients felt much trouble in moving heavy load and little trouble when working in an uncomfortable posture.
The findings of this study indicate that majority of patients had limited lumber ranges, and they felt trouble in doing activities.
Key Words: COPD, Posture, Inclinometer, Range of motion