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Why me? Predicting neck pain

Joy Hewitt

Certain factors put people at risk of recurrent neck pain. What predicts recovery? This study examines the evidence.

Take Home Messages: Over half of the general population presenting with neck pain do not experience a complete resolution of their pain. Many go on to have further episodes for up to five years after their initial injury. People most likely to make a good recovery: Are in the younger age groups; Have good psychological health; Have effective coping strategies; and Have high...

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