Effect of Cailliet and Mc. Kenzie Neck Exercise in Reducing Pain in Miofacial Neck Syndrome

  • Kusuma H. Politeknik Kesehatan Kementerian Kesehatan Surakarta
  • Trisnowiyanto B. Politeknik Kesehatan Kementerian Kesehatan Surakarta
Keywords: neck, cailliet, mc.kenzie, miofascial syndrome


Introduction: Complaints of neck pain can occur due to increased activity of neck muscles in a long time and repeatedly resulting in the occurrence of neck myofacial syndrome. This situation is characterized by a trigger point that causes pain when pressed and muscle shortening occurs which causes pain when stretched. Cailliet and McKenzie neck exercises are methods that can be used to reduce pain in the neck area. Methods: The research design used experimental two groups pre and post test design. Pain measurement using Quadruple Visual Analog Scale (QVAS). Subjects were 12 divided into 2 groups, each group consisted of 6 subjects. The study was conducted 6 times for 3 weeks. Cailliet neck exercise dose is an isometric contraction for 6 seconds, repeated 10 times, stretching for 6 seconds at each end of the movement. Dose of Mc. Kenzie neck exercise every movement is maintained for 5 seconds and repeated 10 times. Result: Hypothesis testing with Wilcoxon in the Cailliet neck exercise group obtained QVAS p=0.046 while in the Mc.Kenzie neck exercise group QVAS values obtained p=0.028 means that there was a statistically decreased pain in neck myofacial syndrome. Mann Whitney hypothesis test results between Cailliet neck exercise and McKenzie neck exercises after treatment obtained p value = 0.616 Conclusion: Cailliet and Mc. Kenzie neck exercise is as good as reducing pain in myofacial neck syndrome.


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