The prevalence of cervical spondylosis in Muslim community with special reference to Namaz in Agra

Anjana Pandey, AK Singh, S Kumar, M Chaturvedi, Suryakamal Verma, P Agarwal, Rosmy Jose
DOI: 10.15305/ijrci/v5i1/196

Abstract

Several studies validate the role of various supportive interventions including loosening exercises, neck exercises and yogasanas in conventional management of cervical spondylosis. The present cross-sectional study proposes that religious meditation and prayers including namaz could also be beneficial in improving the overall health and wellbeing of patients with cervical spondylosis.

 


Citation

Pandey A, Singh AK, Kumar S, Chaturvedi M, Verma, S, Agarwal P, Jose R. IJRCI. 2017;5(1):OA1 DOI: 10.15305/ijrci/v5i1/196

Keywords

Cervical spondylosis, Namaz, Muslim males, neck exercises

References

1. Riley L, Mili S, Trinh-Shevrin C, Islam N. Using qualitative methods to understand physical activity and weight management among Bangladeshis in New York City, 2013. Prev Chronic Dis. Prev Chronic Dis. 2016 Jul 7;13:E87.

2. Badsha H, Tak PP. Can Islamic prayers benefit spondyloarthritides? Case report A of a patient with ankylosing spondylitis and increased spinal mobility after an intensive regimen of Islamic prayer. Rheumatol Int. 2008 Aug;28(10):1057–9.

3. Sayeed SA, Prakash A. The Islamic prayer (Salah/Namaaz) and yoga togetherness in mental health. Indian J Psychiatry. 2013 Jan;55(Suppl 2):S224-230.

4. Ahmad S, Shrama S, Shukla AK, Pant B, Tripathi MK. The Efficacy of Islamic Prayer (Namaz) as Spiritual, Psychological and Physical Well Being to Health. International Journal of Contemporary Microbiology. 2015;1(2):33.