fbpx

Exercise programs to prevent a new episode of neck pain

What does the evidence say about effectiveness?

Neck pain is one of the most common and disabling health problems. It is estimated that 1 out of 2 people will experience neck pain during lifetime.

As a result, there have been many studies looking at the efficacy of various treatments and prevention methods for neck pain. This systematic review aimed to determine the effectiveness of exercise-based treatments to prevent a new episode of neck pain.

It was concluded that - although the review shows that exercise programs are effective in the prevention of a new episode of neck pain - a high-quality randomized controlled trial using a well-designed exercise program should be carried out to help guide the selection of the exercises.

An interesting point from the discussion section of the study was that the authors reported a lack of evidence for ergonomic intervention, based on the fact that the studies showed similar effects whether or not the ergonomic program was included.

> From: De Campos et al., J Physiother 64 (2018) 159-165 . All rights reserved to Australian Physiotherapy Association. Click here for the online summary.

Signup for our weekly or monthly newsletter and get notified on updates on the themes you're interested in:

Please enable the javascript to submit this form

Anatomy & Physiotherapy is a joint venture
between SoPhy & Sharing Science

Summaries on Physiotherapy B.V.
Berkenweg 7
Postbus 1161
3800 BD Amersfoort
The Netherlands

Chamber of commerce: 74973738
Bank: NL72ABNA0849809959
V.A.T. number: NL860093530B01
____________

Sharing Science
Rijksweg Zuid 99
6134 AA Sittard
The Netherlands
Chamber of Commerce: 58306862