The contemporary management of neck pain in adults

Junior V Fandim, Renato Nitzsche, Zoe A Michaleff, Leonardo Oliveira Pena Costa, Bruno Saragiotto

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Abstract

Neck pain is a common condition with a high prevalence worldwide. Neck pain is associated with significant levels of disability and is widely considered an important public health problem. Neck pain is defined as pain perceived between the superior nuchal line and the spinous process of the first thoracic vertebra. In some types of neck conditions, the pain can be referred to the head, trunk and upper limbs. This article aims to provide an overview of the available evidence on prevalence, costs, diagnosis, prognosis, risk factors, prevention and management of patients with neck pain.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)75-87
Number of pages13
JournalPain management
Volume11
Issue number1
Early online date25 Nov 2020
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2021

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