Experimental investigation of the effect of thermal comfort parameters on cervical range of motion


YİĞİT A. , ATMACA İ., ARSLANOĞLU N. , SİVRİOĞLU K.

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF INDUSTRIAL ERGONOMICS, vol.50, pp.1-8, 2015 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 50
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.ergon.2015.08.009
  • Title of Journal : INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF INDUSTRIAL ERGONOMICS
  • Page Numbers: pp.1-8

Abstract

The most well-known ailment affecting the neck muscles is neck stiffness, caused by sharp changes in temperature, chilling of the muscles by air conditioning or drafts, and consequent painful muscle contractions. A stiff neck is typically characterized by soreness and difficulty in moving the neck especially when trying to turn the head to the side. A stiff neck may also be accompanied by a headache, neck pain, shoulder pain and/or arm pain. Reduced cervical range of motion (ROM) is a common finding in people with neck pain. Musculoskeletal disorders continue to represent a major source of pain and discomfort as well as a significant source of workday loss and workers' compensation costs.