Can eyes cause neck pain?

Hood, Wendy and Hood, Martin (2016) Can eyes cause neck pain? International Journal of Therapy and Rehabilitation, 23 (10). pp. 499-504. ISSN 1741-1645

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.12968/ijtr.2016.23.10.499

Abstract

This article is a narrative analysis of literature relating to ocular-motor imbalance and the potential postural consequences. It aims to highlight the importance of sensory integration between the visual and vestibular systems and proprioception. The consequences of extra-ocular muscle imbalance are discussed in terms of the disruption to this sensory integration. The symptoms that this may give rise to include spinal pain, postural instability and potential increased risk of falls. This paper therefore encourages a wider multidisciplinary awareness in managing patients with such symptoms.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: neck pain, ocular torticollis, sensory integration
Subjects: B500 Ophthalmics
C600 Sports Science
Department: Faculties > Health and Life Sciences > School of Life Sciences > Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation
Depositing User: Becky Skoyles
Date Deposited: 28 Nov 2016 14:22
Last Modified: 09 May 2017 15:38
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/28627

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