BECAUTIOUS: CHRONIC NECK PAIN MAY PREDISPOSE RESPIRATORY DYSFUNCTION AND DYSPHAGIA
*V. Rajalaxmi and G. Yuvarani
This article aims to review various published articles whether neck pain has any relationship with dysphagia and respiratory dysfunction. various indexed article searches were conducted to initially screen the articles for neck pain and then added dysphagia and respiratory dysfunction as a second level search. neck pain is usually associated with protective spasm combined with tightness of the neck muscles which is also an accessory muscle of respiration leading to reduced lung volumes and capacities and the tightness of long flexors of the neck leads to swallowing difficulty.
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