The relevance of scapular dysfunction in neck pain: a brief commentary

Cagnie, Barbara, Struyf, Filip, Cools, Ann, Castelein, Birgit, Danneels, Lieven and O'Leary, Shaun (2014) The relevance of scapular dysfunction in neck pain: a brief commentary. Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy, 44 6: 435-439. doi:10.2519/jospt.2014.5038


Author Cagnie, Barbara
Struyf, Filip
Cools, Ann
Castelein, Birgit
Danneels, Lieven
O'Leary, Shaun
Title The relevance of scapular dysfunction in neck pain: a brief commentary
Journal name Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0190-6011
1938-1344
Publication date 2014-06
Year available 2014
Sub-type Letter to editor, brief commentary or brief communication
DOI 10.2519/jospt.2014.5038
Open Access Status
Volume 44
Issue 6
Start page 435
End page 439
Total pages 5
Place of publication Alexandria VA, United States
Publisher American Physical Therapy Association * Orthopedic Section
Collection year 2015
Language eng
Abstract Though our understanding of motor disorders and mechanical neck pain has advanced, the role of scapular dysfunction in mechanical neck pain remains enigmatic. The biomechanical interdependence between the neck and scapula and the potentially deleterious consequences of scapular dysfunction in the cervical region are biomechanically plausible. Yet the relevance of observed scapular dysfunction in patients with neck pain is still inadequately explained by research. However, studies investigating the association between scapular function and neck pain are beginning to emerge. The purpose of this paper was to review the current knowledge of this topic and consider the implications for clinical practice.
Keyword Cervical spine
Rehabilitation
Serratus anterior
Trapezius
Whiplash associated disorder
Asymptomatic office workers
Cervical muscle dysfunction
Myofascial trigger points
Trapezius muscle
Serratus anterior
Altered activity
Arm elevation
Shoulder
Reliability
Q-Index Code CX
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

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