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Research & Investigations in Sports Medicine

Contribution of Aberrant Postures to Neck Pain and Headaches in e Sport Athletes

  • Open or Close Mark Gugliotti*

    Department of Physical Therapy, New York Institute of Technology Old Westbury, USA

    *Corresponding author: Mark Gugliotti, Dr, NYIT, Northern Blvd. PO Box 8000, 500 Building Room 501, Old Westbury, NY 11568-8000

Submission: May 21, 2018; Published: May 29, 2018

DOI: 10.31031/RISM.2018.03.000554

ISSN: 2577-1914
Volume3 Issue1


Approximately 20-70% of the population will experience at least one episode of neck pain in their lifetime [1, 2]. Common causes of neck pain include macrotrauma (i.e. single traumatic/forceful events) and microtrauma (i.e. minor, repetitive trauma/injury over a long time) both of which can result in loss of function. This loss of function can negatively impact an individual’s performance and activities of daily living. A unique subpopulation that is rapidly rising and commonly reports neck pain are eSport athletes. Colleges across the country have seen a steady surge in this growing population. A recent poll of over 40 eSport athletes revealed that 34% of them experienced neck and back while competitively gaming [3].

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