[PURPOSE] To examine relationships between cervical range of motion, scoliosis angle, posture, static balance and plantar pressure in patients with chronic neck and back pain, and with postural deviations. [METHODS] Sixty nine male and female adult subjects with chronic neck and back pain participated. Cervical ranges of motion were measured using CROM. Scoliosis angles were measured using scoliometer. Leg lengths were measured using a tape measure. Plantar pressure was measured using foot scan, and static equilibrium was measured using TETRAX. [RESULTS] There was a statistically positive correlation between NDI and MDQ (p<.05), and a negative correlation was found between NDI, MDQ and cervical range of motion(p<.05), while there were statistically positive correlations between scoliosis angle, plantar pressure and stability index (p<.05). [CONCLUSIONS] The increased MDQ resulted in an increase in NDI. Also, as the increased NDI and MDQ resulted in a decrease in cervical range of motion and equilibrium. However, the increased NDI and MDQ resulted in an increase in scoliosis angle, plantar pressure on forefoot and hindfoot. It is concluded that these results suggest that one must maintain correct posture and perform strength exercise together with proper gait in order to re-solve difficulties in activities of daily living due to chronic neck and back pain. Also, It is suggested that older patients with chronic neck and back pain would improve static equilibrium.
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