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How do workers with neck pain fare, and what influences their progress?

Dr Mary Wyatt

Neck pain commonly follows a persistent or recurrent course. Between 60% to 80% of workers who advise a sore neck at some point report they have a sore neck a year later. Workers who exercise do better, and white collar workers return to work sooner.

Take Home Messages: Neck pain typically follows a persistent or recurrent course. Between 60% to 80% of workers who advise a sore neck at some point report they have a sore neck a year later. Age has little impact on the outlook for neck problems. Most evidence indicates that specific workplace or physical job demands did not impact recovery from neck problems. White collar workers had shorter sick leave time that blu...

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