Neck Disability Index

Neck pain is a frequent problem. It will become persistent for about 30 to 50 percent of sufferers, therefore comprising one of the more significant factors associated with disability as well as work force decline. Neck pain may have an effect on a person’s day to day living. Persistent or chronic neck pain leads to significantly greater medical expenses as well as reduces work capability. Therefore, it is essential to evaluate the degree of self rated disability and the Neck Disability index is an important and consistent indicator of neck disability.

This set of questions is made to help comprehend just how much a person’s neck pain impacts the capability to handle every day activities. Make sure you answer each and every portion simply by selecting the 1 option which best relates to you. You might think one or more statements may well describe your situation, however make sure you only check the 1 option that best identifies your condition at this time.

Right after responding to every one of the sections, you can simply click the “Click Here For Disability Score”. A new window will open with the Neck Disability Score and Meaning.

1: Intensity Of Neck Pain

I have no neck pain now
I have mild neck pain now
I have moderate neck pain intensity that varies
I have moderate neck pain intensity that is mostly constant
I have severe neck pain intensity that varies
I have severe neck pain intensity that is mostly constant


2: Self Care (Dressing, Washing, etc.)

I care for myself with no additional pain
I care for myself with some additional pain
I care for myself with additional pain – slowly and carefully
I care for myself but need some help
I care for myself but need a lot of help
I cannot dress myself, have difficulty washing and mostly remain in bed


3: Lifting Heavy Weights

I can do heavy lifting with no additional pain
I can do heavy lifting, but with additional pain
I cannot do heavy lifting while bending, but I can lift if it is on a table
I cannot do heavy lifting because of pain, but I can lift lighter weights if positioned higher up
I can only do lifting if the weight is very light
I cannot do any lifting or carrying


4: Neck Pain While Reading

Reading does not affect my neck
Reading only causes slight neck pain
Reading causes moderate pain, but I can read as much as I desire
Reading is limited from moderate neck pain
Reading is limited from severe neck pain
Reading is not possible due to neck pain


5: Headaches

I do not get headaches
I will get mild headache, but not often
I get moderate headaches, but not often
I get moderate headaches often
I get severe headaches often
I have a headache just about always


6: Ability To Concentrate

No problem concentrating
Mild difficulty with concentrating
Moderate difficulty concentrating
Quite a bit of difficulty in concentrating
A lot of difficulty concentrating
I have no ability in concentrating


7: Working

I have no problem working
I can complete typical working, not more
I can complete almost all typical working, not more
I cannot complete typical working
I cannot complete most working
I cannot do any working


8: Driving

I have no neck pain while driving
I have only slight neck pain while driving
I have moderate neck pain while driving
Neck pain limits my driving ability
Severe neck pain limits my driving ability
I cannot do any driving because of neck pain


9: Sleep Per Night

I can sleep with no problem
My sleeping is a slight problem (only 1 hour lost sleep)
My sleeping is a mildly problem (1 to 2 hours lost sleep)
My sleeping is a moderate problem (2 to 3 hours lost sleep)
My sleeping is a great problem (3 to 5 hours lost sleep)
My sleeping is a severe problem (5 to 7 hours lost sleep)


10: Recreational Activities

I can perform all recreation activity without neck pain
I can perform recreation activity with only some neck pain
I can perform most, not all recreation activity due to neck pain
I can only perform some recreation activity due to neck pain
I can hardly perform recreational activity due to pain in my neck
I cannot perform any recreation activity

 

 

 

This is not the original neck disability index and is simply designed to give you an idea of how your neck pain affects your life. Your doctor may use a neck disability index to document your initial condition, and then use it every 2 weeks or every month to monitor your progress or lack of progress. Similarly, you can use this to check your initial condition and then monitor your own progress to any type of home remedy you are doing. The idea is to compare one score to the next, over a period of time.

Interpreting Neck Disability Results

Mild – Able to perform most activities. Therapy directed towards minimal changes and advice regarding proper way to lift, postural correction and helpful neck exercises.

Moderate – Higher levels of pain and problems standing, sitting and lifting. Travelling as well as social activities are difficult and there may be disability regarding work. Conservative care indicated.

Severe – Pain is the main problem with activity level highly affected. Detailed investigation indicated as pain affects all aspects of life.