Research Updates

The world's best look at neck pain

Dr Mary Wyatt

The Task Force on Neck Pain was a major undertaking, seeking to review and summarise information on neck pain problems, treatments, and what can be done to improve neck pain outcomes. A decade on, it’s messages are still relevant.

Take Home Messages: Neck pain is a common condition that is often a long term bother. In any one year between 2 and 12% of people will have a neck condition that interferes with their activities. Interventions that focus on return to function are more effective, and some treatments (education, mobilisation, exercises, and perhaps acupuncture) have benefit when compared to usual care. Why the research matters:  Neck pain is a common cond...

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