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The empowerment of people with neck pain

Dr Mary Wyatt

Improved understanding about neck problems helps the patient get a better grasp on their condition, what can be done to improve the situation and what is likely to occur. It also helps treaters, workplaces, insurers and policy makers.

Take Home Messages: People who understand what has contributed to their neck problem are in a better position to modify their habits and environment.  Understanding what minimises future episodes can help people adopt new behaviour and change their environment, whether this is at work or in the home environment. Over investigation should be avoided, and treatments that do not help should be discontinued.  Peop...

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