Title: The efficacy of mechanical cervical traction for cervical spondylosis patients

Authors: Hemlata Shakya; Shiru Sharma; Neeraj Sharma

Addresses: School of Biomedical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology (Banaras Hindu University), Varanasi, India ' School of Biomedical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology (Banaras Hindu University), Varanasi, India ' School of Biomedical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology (Banaras Hindu University), Varanasi, India

Abstract: The aim of this study is to analyse the efficacy of cervical traction for spondylosis patients using wireless EMG sensor. Cervical spondylosis is a public health issue due to dizziness, headache, and neck pain. Based on the complaint and suggest the doctor's regularly for cervical traction treatment in the therapy unit. This study includes six cervical spondylosis patients for recording the EMG data using wireless EMG sensor in a sitting position. The subjects treated with 15 minutes of cervical traction with a 7 kg weight. The extracted various features in the time domain and frequency domain from the acquired EMG data to analysis the muscle fatigue during traction treatment. The pre-test evaluation showed that there are no significant differences (P > 0.05) and the post-test assessment showed a very high significance (P < 0.05) for outcome measurements. This statistical analysis showed that MAV, MF and MDF feature significant for spondylosis patients.

Keywords: cervical spondylosis; cervical traction; feature extraction.

DOI: 10.1504/IJMEI.2020.10032887

International Journal of Medical Engineering and Informatics, 2020 Vol.12 No.6, pp.591 - 598

Received: 04 Jun 2018
Accepted: 09 Dec 2018

Published online: 06 Nov 2020 *

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