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A pain in the neck?

Dr Mary Wyatt

A Canadian study explores the relationship between neck pain and lost time claims.

Take Home Messages: Neck problems causing limitation of activity are thought to be experienced by 10-15% of the population in any one year.  The relatively low proportion of neck claims causing lost time is probably due to coding errors. Better administrative coding of claims would improve our understanding of this common problem.  Why the research matters: Neck pain is a common complaint in the co...

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