neck pain

Summary

Summary: Discomfort or more intense forms of pain that are localized to the cervical region. This term generally refers to pain in the posterior or lateral regions of the neck.

Top Publications

  1. ncbi Treatment of neck pain: noninvasive interventions: results of the Bone and Joint Decade 2000-2010 Task Force on Neck Pain and Its Associated Disorders
    Eric L Hurwitz
    Department of Public Health Sciences, John A Burns School of Medicine, University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, HI 96822, USA
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 33:S123-52. 2008
  2. ncbi Effect of two contrasting types of physical exercise on chronic neck muscle pain
    Lars L Andersen
    National Research Centre for the Working Environment, Copenhagen, Denmark
    Arthritis Rheum 59:84-91. 2008
  3. ncbi Effectiveness of small daily amounts of progressive resistance training for frequent neck/shoulder pain: randomised controlled trial
    Lars L Andersen
    National Research Centre for the Working Environment, Copenhagen, Denmark
    Pain 152:440-6. 2011
  4. ncbi Updated method guidelines for systematic reviews in the cochrane collaboration back review group
    Maurits van Tulder
    Institute for Research in Extramural Medicine, Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 28:1290-9. 2003
  5. ncbi A review of psychological risk factors in back and neck pain
    S J Linton
    Department of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Orebro Medical Center, Orebro, Sweden
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 25:1148-56. 2000
  6. ncbi Comparative outcomes of a 2-year follow-up of cervical medial branch blocks in management of chronic neck pain: a randomized, double-blind controlled trial
    Laxmaiah Manchikanti
    Pain Management Center of Paducah, Paducah, Kentucky, USA
    Pain Physician 13:437-50. 2010
  7. ncbi Cervical epidural injections in chronic discogenic neck pain without disc herniation or radiculitis: preliminary results of a randomized, double-blind, controlled trial
    Laxmaiah Manchikanti
    Pain Management Center of Paducah, Paducah, KY, USA
    Pain Physician 13:E265-78. 2010
  8. ncbi The burden and determinants of neck pain in the general population: results of the Bone and Joint Decade 2000-2010 Task Force on Neck Pain and Its Associated Disorders
    Sheilah Hogg-Johnson
    Institute for Work and Health, Toronto, Canada
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 33:S39-51. 2008
  9. ncbi Kettlebell training for musculoskeletal and cardiovascular health: a randomized controlled trial
    Kenneth Jay
    National Research Centre for the Working Environment, Copenhagen, Denmark
    Scand J Work Environ Health 37:196-203. 2011
  10. pmc Implementation of neck/shoulder exercises for pain relief among industrial workers: a randomized controlled trial
    Mette K Zebis
    Institute of Sports Science and Clinical Biomechanics, University of Southern Denmark, 5320 Odense M, Denmark
    BMC Musculoskelet Disord 12:205. 2011

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  1. ncbi Treatment of neck pain: noninvasive interventions: results of the Bone and Joint Decade 2000-2010 Task Force on Neck Pain and Its Associated Disorders
    Eric L Hurwitz
    Department of Public Health Sciences, John A Burns School of Medicine, University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, HI 96822, USA
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 33:S123-52. 2008
    ..Best evidence synthesis...
  2. ncbi Effect of two contrasting types of physical exercise on chronic neck muscle pain
    Lars L Andersen
    National Research Centre for the Working Environment, Copenhagen, Denmark
    Arthritis Rheum 59:84-91. 2008
    ..Our objective was to determine the effectiveness of specific strength training of the painful muscle versus general fitness training without direct involvement of the painful muscle (leg bicycling) on work-related neck muscle pain...
  3. ncbi Effectiveness of small daily amounts of progressive resistance training for frequent neck/shoulder pain: randomised controlled trial
    Lars L Andersen
    National Research Centre for the Working Environment, Copenhagen, Denmark
    Pain 152:440-6. 2011
    ..In conclusion, as little as 2 minutes of daily progressive resistance training for 10 weeks results in clinically relevant reductions of pain and tenderness in healthy adults with frequent neck/shoulder symptoms...
  4. ncbi Updated method guidelines for systematic reviews in the cochrane collaboration back review group
    Maurits van Tulder
    Institute for Research in Extramural Medicine, Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 28:1290-9. 2003
    ..Descriptive method guidelines...
  5. ncbi A review of psychological risk factors in back and neck pain
    S J Linton
    Department of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Orebro Medical Center, Orebro, Sweden
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 25:1148-56. 2000
    ..The literature on psychological factors in neck and back pain was systematically searched and reviewed...
  6. ncbi Comparative outcomes of a 2-year follow-up of cervical medial branch blocks in management of chronic neck pain: a randomized, double-blind controlled trial
    Laxmaiah Manchikanti
    Pain Management Center of Paducah, Paducah, Kentucky, USA
    Pain Physician 13:437-50. 2010
    ..injections, therapeutic medial branch blocks, and radiofrequency neurotomy have been applied in managing chronic neck pain of cervical facet joint origin. However, the effectiveness of these modalities continues to be debated...
  7. ncbi Cervical epidural injections in chronic discogenic neck pain without disc herniation or radiculitis: preliminary results of a randomized, double-blind, controlled trial
    Laxmaiah Manchikanti
    Pain Management Center of Paducah, Paducah, KY, USA
    Pain Physician 13:E265-78. 2010
    Chronic neck pain is a common problem in the adult population with a typical 12-month prevalence of 30% to 50%. However, there is a lack of consensus regarding the causes and treatments of chronic neck pain...
  8. ncbi The burden and determinants of neck pain in the general population: results of the Bone and Joint Decade 2000-2010 Task Force on Neck Pain and Its Associated Disorders
    Sheilah Hogg-Johnson
    Institute for Work and Health, Toronto, Canada
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 33:S39-51. 2008
    ..Best evidence synthesis...
  9. ncbi Kettlebell training for musculoskeletal and cardiovascular health: a randomized controlled trial
    Kenneth Jay
    National Research Centre for the Working Environment, Copenhagen, Denmark
    Scand J Work Environ Health 37:196-203. 2011
    ..The aim of this trial was to investigate the effectiveness of a worksite intervention using kettlebell training to improve musculoskeletal and cardiovascular health...
  10. pmc Implementation of neck/shoulder exercises for pain relief among industrial workers: a randomized controlled trial
    Mette K Zebis
    Institute of Sports Science and Clinical Biomechanics, University of Southern Denmark, 5320 Odense M, Denmark
    BMC Musculoskelet Disord 12:205. 2011
    ..This study evaluates the effect of implementing strength training at the workplace on non-specific neck and shoulder pain among industrial workers...
  11. ncbi Manipulation or mobilisation for neck pain: a Cochrane Review
    Anita Gross
    School of Rehabilitation Science, McMaster University, 1400 Main Street West, Hamilton, Ontario L8S 1C7, Canada
    Man Ther 15:315-33. 2010
    Manipulation and mobilisation are often used, either alone or combined with other treatment approaches, to treat neck pain. This review assesses if manipulation or mobilisation improves pain, function/disability, patient satisfaction, ..
  12. pmc Sickness absence and concurrent low back and neck-shoulder pain: results from the MUSIC-Norrtälje study
    Teresia Nyman
    Department of Occupational and Environmental Health, Stockholm County Council, Norrbacka, 171 76, Stockholm, Sweden
    Eur Spine J 16:631-8. 2007
    ..The study also implies that spinal co-morbidity is an important factor to be considered by clinicians and occupational health providers in planning treatment, or in prevention of these disorders...
  13. ncbi Expenditures and health status among adults with back and neck problems
    Brook I Martin
    Department of Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98104, USA
    JAMA 299:656-64. 2008
    ..Back and neck problems are among the symptoms most commonly encountered in clinical practice. However, few studies have examined national trends in expenditures for back and neck problems or related these trends to health status measures...
  14. ncbi One-year randomized controlled trial with different physical-activity programs to reduce musculoskeletal symptoms in the neck and shoulders among office workers
    Anne Katrine Blangsted
    National Research Centre for the Working Environment, Copenhagen, Denmark
    Scand J Work Environ Health 34:55-65. 2008
    ..This study evaluates the effect of two different worksite physical-activity interventions on neck-shoulder symptoms, together with perceived work ability and sick leave among office workers...
  15. ncbi US national prevalence and correlates of low back and neck pain among adults
    Tara W Strine
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30341, USA
    Arthritis Rheum 57:656-65. 2007
    To estimate the US prevalence and psychological and health behavior correlates of low back pain and/or neck pain. No current US national prevalence estimates of low back and neck pain exist and few studies have investigated the ..
  16. ncbi A randomized controlled intervention trial to relieve and prevent neck/shoulder pain
    Lars L Andersen
    National Research Centre for the Working Environment, Copenhagen, Denmark
    Med Sci Sports Exerc 40:983-90. 2008
    ..The objective of this study is to investigate the effect of three different workplace interventions on long-term compliance, muscle strength gains, and neck/shoulder pain in office workers...
  17. ncbi The Neck Disability Index: state-of-the-art, 1991-2008
    Howard Vernon
    Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    J Manipulative Physiol Ther 31:491-502. 2008
    ..Neck Disability Index (NDI) was the first instrument designed to assess self-rated disability in patients with neck pain. This article reviews the history of the NDI and the current state of the research into its psychometric ..
  18. ncbi Effect of physical exercise interventions on musculoskeletal pain in all body regions among office workers: a one-year randomized controlled trial
    Lars L Andersen
    National Research Centre for the Working Environment, Lersø Parkallé 105, DK 2100 Copenhagen Ø, Denmark
    Man Ther 15:100-4. 2010
    ..pain symptoms in all regions of the body, as well as on other musculoskeletal pain in association with neck pain. A single blind randomized controlled trial testing a one-year exercise intervention was performed among 549 ..
  19. ncbi Epidemiology of work related neck and upper limb problems: psychosocial and personal risk factors (part I) and effective interventions from a bio behavioural perspective (part II)
    P M Bongers
    TNO Quality of Life, Work and Employment, Hoofddorp, The Netherlands
    J Occup Rehabil 16:279-302. 2006
    ..From the low back pain intervention research can be learned that interventions should best be targeted to both the worker and the organisation and that interventions will only be successful when all stakeholders are involved...
  20. ncbi The effectiveness of a work style intervention and a lifestyle physical activity intervention on the recovery from neck and upper limb symptoms in computer workers
    Claire M Bernaards
    Institute for Research in Extramural Medicine, Department of Occupational and Public Health, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Pain 132:142-53. 2007
    ..The combined intervention was ineffective in increasing total physical activity. Therefore we cannot draw conclusions on the effect of increasing physical activity on the recovery from neck and upper limb symptoms...
  21. ncbi Work related neck-shoulder pain: a review on magnitude, risk factors, biochemical characteristics, clinical picture and preventive interventions
    Britt Larsson
    Division of Rehabilitation Medicine, Department of Neuroscience and Locomotion, Faculty of Health Sciences, and Pain and Rehabilitation Centre, University Hospital, 581 85 Linkoping, Sweden
    Best Pract Res Clin Rheumatol 21:447-63. 2007
    ..Furthermore, the latest information on the biochemical milieu within healthy and painful neck-shoulder muscles is reviewed. Finally diagnosis of and intervention for neck and shoulder pain are discussed...
  22. ncbi Effectiveness of an educational and physical programme in reducing headache, neck and shoulder pain: a workplace controlled trial
    F Mongini
    Department of Clinical Pathophysiology, Headache and Facial Pain Unit, University of Turin, Turin, Italy
    Cephalalgia 28:541-52. 2008
    ..baseline were: headache frequency -2.45 (-3.48, -1.43); frequency of neck pain -2.62 (-4.09, -1.16); responder rates (odds ratio, 95% CI) 5.51 (2.75, 11) for headache, 3.10 (1.65, 5...
  23. ncbi Epidemiology of adolescent spinal pain: a systematic overview of the research literature
    Leah J Jeffries
    Centre for Allied Health Evidence, University of South Australia, Adelaide, South Australia
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 32:2630-7. 2007
    ..Systematic literature review...
  24. ncbi The epidemiology of neck pain
    D G Hoy
    University of Queensland, School of Population Health, Herston Rd, Herston, QLD 4006, Australia
    Best Pract Res Clin Rheumatol 24:783-92. 2010
    b>Neck pain is becoming increasingly common throughout the world. It has a considerable impact on individuals and their families, communities, health-care systems, and businesses...
  25. ncbi Torque-EMG-velocity relationship in female workers with chronic neck muscle pain
    Lars L Andersen
    National Research Centre for the Working Environment, Lersø Parkallé 105, DK 2100 Copenhagen, Denmark
    J Biomech 41:2029-35. 2008
    ..Parallel increase in pain and perceived exertion among MYA were observed in response to the maximal contractions, emphasizing that heavy physical exertion provokes pain increase only in conditions of myalgia...
  26. ncbi "I'm more in balance": a qualitative study of yoga for patients with chronic neck pain
    Holger Cramer
    Department of Internal and Integrative Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Duisburg Essen, Essen, Germany
    J Altern Complement Med 19:536-42. 2013
    This study investigated the perceived influence of yoga on body perception and psychosocial aspects of life for patients with chronic neck pain.
  27. ncbi The burden and determinants of neck pain in workers: results of the Bone and Joint Decade 2000-2010 Task Force on Neck Pain and Its Associated Disorders
    Pierre Cote
    Centre of Research Expertise in Improved Disability Outcomes, University Health Network Rehabilitation Solutions, Toronto Western Hospital, Toronto, Canada
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 33:S60-74. 2008
    ..Systematic review and best evidence synthesis...
  28. pmc Measurement properties of disease-specific questionnaires in patients with neck pain: a systematic review
    Jasper M Schellingerhout
    Department of General Practice, Erasmus Medical Centre, PO Box 2040, 3000 CA, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Qual Life Res 21:659-70. 2012
    ..To critically appraise and compare the measurement properties of the original versions of neck-specific questionnaires...
  29. ncbi Validity of the Neck Disability Index and Neck Pain and Disability Scale for measuring disability associated with chronic, non-traumatic neck pain
    Mark Chan Ci En
    Physiotherapy Department, Tan Tock Seng Hospital, Singapore
    Man Ther 14:433-8. 2009
    ..of this study was to evaluate the construct and content validity of the Neck Disability Index (NDI) and the Neck Pain and Disability Scale (NPAD) in patients with chronic, non-traumatic neck pain. Twenty patients (mean age=64...
  30. pmc Randomized trial of therapeutic massage for chronic neck pain
    Karen J Sherman
    Group Health Center for Health Studies, Seattle, WA 98101, USA
    Clin J Pain 25:233-8. 2009
    ..about the effectiveness of therapeutic massage, one of the most popular complementary medical treatments for neck pain. A randomized controlled trial was conducted to evaluate whether therapeutic massage is more beneficial than a ..
  31. ncbi Risk factors for more severe regional musculoskeletal symptoms: a two-year prospective study of a general working population
    Johan H Andersen
    Department of Occupational Medicine, Herning Hospital, Herning, and Aarhus University Hospital, Denmark
    Arthritis Rheum 56:1355-64. 2007
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  32. ncbi Effects of a workplace physical exercise intervention on the intensity of headache and neck and shoulder symptoms and upper extremity muscular strength of office workers: a cluster randomized controlled cross-over trial
    Tuulikki Sjögren
    Department of Health Sciences, University of Jyvaskyla, P O Box 35, FIN 40014 Jyvaskyla, Finland
    Pain 116:119-28. 2005
    ..1) (P=0.001) or 4% (95% CI 1-6). The intervention had no effect on the intensity of shoulder symptoms or the flexion strength of the upper extremities. Specific exercise may be clinically important to alleviate headache and neck symptoms...
  33. pmc Effectiveness of dynamic muscle training, relaxation training, or ordinary activity for chronic neck pain: randomised controlled trial
    Matti Viljanen
    Tampere Regional Institute of Occupational Health, PO Box 486, FIN 33101 Tampere, Finland
    BMJ 327:475. 2003
    To determine the effectiveness of dynamic muscle training and relaxation training for chronic neck pain.
  34. ncbi Mental disorders among persons with chronic back or neck pain: results from the World Mental Health Surveys
    Koen Demyttenaere
    Department of Neurosciences and Psychiatry, University Hospital Gasthuisberg, Herestraat 49, B 3000 Leuven, Belgium
    Pain 129:332-42. 2007
    This paper reports cross-national data concerning back or neck pain comorbidity with mental disorders...
  35. ncbi Measurement properties of the neck disability index: a systematic review
    Joy C MacDermid
    Hand and Upper Limb Centre Clinical Research Laboratory, St Joseph s Health Centre, London, Ontario, Canada
    J Orthop Sports Phys Ther 39:400-17. 2009
    ..Systematic review of clinical measurement...
  36. pmc The prevalence of neck pain in the world population: a systematic critical review of the literature
    Rene Fejer
    Institute of Sports Science and Clinical Biomechanics, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Southern Denmark, Campusvej 55, 5230 Odense M, Denmark
    Eur Spine J 15:834-48. 2006
    The objective of this study was to determine the prevalence of neck pain (NP) in the world population and to identify areas of methodological variation between studies...
  37. ncbi Back pain reporting pattern in a Danish population-based sample of children and adolescents
    N Wedderkopp
    Institute of Sportsscience and Clinical Biomechanics, Odense University, Denmark
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 26:1879-83. 2001
    ..b>Neck pain and pain in more than one area of the spine are rare in both age groups. No gender differences were found...
  38. ncbi Frequent computer-related activities increase the risk of neck-shoulder and low back pain in adolescents
    Paula T Hakala
    Tampere School of Public Health, FIN 33014 University of Tampere, Finland
    Eur J Public Health 16:536-41. 2006
    ..We studied how the use of computers, the Internet, and mobile phones, playing digital games and viewing television are related to NSP and LBP in adolescents...
  39. ncbi Active neck muscle training in the treatment of chronic neck pain in women: a randomized controlled trial
    Jari Ylinen
    Department of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine, Jyvaskyla Central Hospital, Jyvaskyla, Finland
    JAMA 289:2509-16. 2003
    Active physical training is commonly recommended for patients with chronic neck pain; however, its efficacy has not been demonstrated in randomized studies.
  40. ncbi Psychometric properties of the Neck Disability Index and Numeric Pain Rating Scale in patients with mechanical neck pain
    Joshua A Cleland
    Department of Physical Therapy, Franklin Pierce College, Concord, NH 03301, USA
    Arch Phys Med Rehabil 89:69-74. 2008
    ..test-retest reliability, construct validity, and minimum levels of detectable and clinically important change for the Neck Disability Index (NDI) and the numeric rating scale (NRS) for pain in a cohort of patients with neck pain.
  41. pmc Randomised trial of acupuncture compared with conventional massage and "sham" laser acupuncture for treatment of chronic neck pain
    D Irnich
    Department of Anaesthesiology, Ludwig Maximilians University, 81377 Munich, Germany
    BMJ 322:1574-8. 2001
    To compare the efficacy of acupuncture and conventional massage for the treatment of chronic neck pain.
  42. ncbi The treatment of neck and low back pain: who seeks care? who goes where?
    P Cote
    Institute for Work and Health, Toronto, Ontario
    Med Care 39:956-67. 2001
    ..Neck and low back pain are leading causes of morbidity and health care utilization. However, little is known about the characteristics that differentiate those who seek from those who do not seek health care for their pain...
  43. ncbi Patterns and perceptions of care for treatment of back and neck pain: results of a national survey
    Peter M Wolsko
    Center for Alternative Medicine Research and Education, Division of General Medicine and Primary Care, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Department of Medicine, Boston, MA, USA
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 28:292-7; discussion 298. 2003
    We conducted a nationally representative random household telephone survey to assess therapies used to treat back or neck pain.
  44. ncbi Efficacy of low-level laser therapy in the management of neck pain: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomised placebo or active-treatment controlled trials
    Roberta T Chow
    Nerve Research Foundation, Brain and Mind Research Institute, University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW, Australia
    Lancet 374:1897-908. 2009
    b>Neck pain is a common and costly condition for which pharmacological management has limited evidence of efficacy and side-effects...
  45. pmc Risk factors for new episodes of sick leave due to neck or back pain in a working population. A prospective study with an 18-month and a three-year follow-up
    Gunnar Bergström
    The Karolinska Institute, Section for Personal Injury Prevention, Stockholm, Sweden
    Occup Environ Med 64:279-87. 2007
    ..To identify risk factors for new episodes of sick leave due to neck or back pain...
  46. ncbi Systematic review of the effectiveness of cervical epidurals in the management of chronic neck pain
    Ramsin M Benyamin
    Millennium Pain Center, Bloomington, IL 61701, USA
    Pain Physician 12:137-57. 2009
    Chronic neck pain is a common problem in the adult population with a typical 12-month prevalence of 30% to 50%, and 14% of the patients reporting grade II to IV neck pain with high pain intensity and disability that has a substantial ..
  47. ncbi Work-induced pain, trapezius blood flux, and muscle activity in workers with chronic shoulder and neck pain
    Vegard Strøm
    National Institute of Occupational Health, P O Box 8149, Dep, N 0033 Oslo, Norway
    Pain 144:147-55. 2009
    ..work with time pressure and hand precision demands in 24 full-time working subjects with chronic shoulder and neck pain. The responses were compared with those of a reference group of 28 healthy subjects without pain...
  48. ncbi Risk factors for neck pain: a longitudinal study in the general population
    P R Croft
    Primary Care Sciences Research Centre, University of Keele, Staffordshire ST5 5BG, Stoke on Trent, UK
    Pain 93:317-25. 2001
    The objective of the study was to examine the 1-year cumulative incidence of episodic neck pain and to explore its associations with individual risk factors, including a history of previous neck injury...
  49. ncbi Repetitive strain injury
    Maurits van Tulder
    Institute for Research in Extramural Medicine, VU University Medical Centre, Amsterdam, Netherlands
    Lancet 369:1815-22. 2007
    ..Exercise is probably beneficial for neck pain, as are corticosteroid injections and exercise for shoulder pain...
  50. ncbi Validity of the neck disability index, Northwick Park neck pain questionnaire, and problem elicitation technique for measuring disability associated with whiplash-associated disorders
    Jan Lucas Hoving
    Department of Clinical Epidemiology, Cabrini Hospital, Suite 41, Cabrini Medical Centre, 183 Wattletree Road, Victoria 3144, Malvern, Australia
    Pain 102:273-81. 2003
    The Neck Disability Index (NDI) and Northwick Park Neck Pain Questionnaire (NPQ) were developed to measure self-perceived disability from neck pain, including that which may arise from whiplash injury...
  51. ncbi Neck muscle training in the treatment of chronic neck pain: a three-year follow-up study
    J Ylinen
    Department of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine, Jyvaskyla Central Hospital, Jyvaskyla, Finland
    Eura Medicophys 43:161-9. 2007
    The objective of the trial was to evaluate whether the positive results achieved with a one-year training regimen in patients with chronic nonspecific neck pain would have long-standing effects.
  52. ncbi Effect of neck exercise on sitting posture in patients with chronic neck pain
    Deborah Falla
    Center for Sensory Motor Interaction, Department of Health Science and Technology, Aalborg University, Fredrik Bajers Vej 7D 3, DK 9220, Aalborg, Denmark
    Phys Ther 87:408-17. 2007
    Poor sitting posture has been implicated in the development and perpetuation of neck pain symptoms...
  53. ncbi Qigong and exercise therapy in patients with long-term neck pain: a prospective randomized trial
    Birgitta Lansinger
    Goteborg University, Institute of Neuroscience and Physiology Physiotherapy, Goteborg, Sweden
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 32:2415-22. 2007
    ..A randomized, controlled, multicenter trial: 1-year follow-up...
  54. ncbi A prospective randomized multicenter clinical evaluation of an anterior cervical fusion cage
    R J Hacker
    Oregon Neurosurgery Specialists, Eugene, Oregon 97401, USA
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 25:2646-54; discussion 2655. 2000
    ..A prospective, concurrently controlled, randomized, multicenter trial of an anterior Bagby and Kuslich cervical fusion cage (BAK/C; Sulzer Spine-Tech, Minneapolis, MN) for treatment of degenerative disc disease of the cervical spine...
  55. pmc Risk factors predicting the development of widespread pain from chronic back or neck pain
    Lindsay L Kindler
    Comprehensive Center for Pain Research, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, USA
    J Pain 11:1320-8. 2010
    ..The purpose of this study was to describe the frequency with which participants with chronic back or neck pain develop CWP and to determine the risk factors associated with this development...
  56. ncbi Active treatment of chronic neck pain: a prospective randomized intervention
    S Taimela
    DBC International, Vantaa the Unit for Sports and Exercise Medicine, Institute of Biomedicine, University of Helsinki, Finland
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 25:1021-7. 2000
    ..activated home exercises (HOME) and recommendation of exercise (CONTROL) in patients with nonspecific chronic neck pain. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: The efficacy of active exercises and passive physiotherapy for neck trouble has ..
  57. ncbi Perceived pain before and after three exercise programs--a controlled clinical trial of women with work-related trapezius myalgia
    K Waling
    Department of Public Health and Clinical Medicine, Umea University, S 901 85, Umea, Sweden
    Pain 85:201-7. 2000
    ..All three exercise programs showed similar decreases of pain which indicates that the type of exercise is of less importance to achieve pain reduction...
  58. ncbi Improving work style behavior in computer workers with neck and upper limb symptoms
    Claire M Bernaards
    Department of Occupational and Public Health, Institute for Research in Extramural Medicine, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Occup Rehabil 18:87-101. 2008
    ..The goal of this study was to assess the effectiveness of a group-based interactive work style intervention in improving work style behavior...
  59. ncbi Randomized-controlled trial comparing yoga and home-based exercise for chronic neck pain
    Holger Cramer
    Chair of Complementary and Integrative Medicine, University of Duisburg Essen, Germany
    Clin J Pain 29:216-23. 2013
    Chronic neck pain is a significant public health problem with only very few evidence-based treatment options. There is growing evidence for the effectiveness of yoga for relieving musculoskeletal disorders...
  60. ncbi Comparison of the cortisol awakening response in women with shoulder and neck pain and women with fibromyalgia
    Roberto Riva
    Department of Psychology, Stockholm University, Stockholm, Sweden
    Psychoneuroendocrinology 37:299-306. 2012
    Shoulder and neck pain (SNP) and fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS), two musculoskeletal conditions of unknown pathogenesis, share some common features in terms of altered neuroendocrine responses, pain and stress perception...
  61. ncbi The annual incidence and course of neck pain in the general population: a population-based cohort study
    Pierre Cote
    Institute for Work and Health, 481 University Avenue, Toronto, Ont, Canada M5G 2E9
    Pain 112:267-73. 2004
    Although neck pain is a common source of disability, little is known about its incidence and course...
  62. ncbi Yoga for chronic neck pain: a pilot randomized controlled clinical trial
    Andreas Michalsen
    Institute of Social Medicine, Epidemiology and Health Economics, Charite University Medical Center, Berlin, Germany
    J Pain 13:1122-30. 2012
    ..We aimed to evaluate the effectiveness of Iyengar yoga in chronic neck pain by means of a randomized clinical trial. Seventy-seven patients (aged 47.9 ± 7...
  63. ncbi Neck pain in adolescence. A 4-year follow-up of pain-free preadolescents
    Minna Ståhl
    Department of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine, Jyvaskyla Central Hospital, Keskussairaalantie 19, 40620 Jyvaskyla, Finland
    Pain 110:427-31. 2004
    The main aim of this study was to explore the occurrence and changes of neck pain in pain-free preadolescents. The evaluation was performed at 1- and 4-year follow-ups. Of the pain-free preadolescents, 366 (71...
  64. ncbi Work and neck pain: a prospective study of psychological, social, and mechanical risk factors
    Jan Olav Christensen
    The National Institute of Occupational Health, Norway
    Pain 151:162-73. 2010
    To determine the impact of occupational psychological/social and mechanical factors on neck pain, a prospective cohort study with a follow-up period of 2 years was conducted with a sample of Norwegian employees...
  65. ncbi Qigong and exercise therapy for elderly patients with chronic neck pain (QIBANE): a randomized controlled study
    Philipp von Trott
    Institute for Social Medicine, Epidemiology, and Health Economics, Charite University Medical Center, Berlin, Germany
    J Pain 10:501-8. 2009
    ..Elderly patients with chronic neck pain (>6 months) were randomly assigned to qigong or exercise therapy (each 24 sessions over a period of 3 months) ..
  66. pmc Acupuncture for chronic neck pain: a pilot for a randomised controlled trial
    Gemma C Salter
    Department of Health Sciences, University of York, York, UK
    BMC Musculoskelet Disord 7:99. 2006
    Acupuncture is increasingly being used for many conditions including chronic neck pain. However the evidence remains inconclusive, indicating the need for further well-designed research...
  67. ncbi Findings from the bone and joint decade 2000 to 2010 task force on neck pain and its associated disorders
    Scott Haldeman
    Department of Neurology, University of California, Irvine, Calif, USA
    J Occup Environ Med 52:424-7. 2010
    To summarize the key findings of a best-evidence synthesis on neck pain.
  68. pmc Cervical collar or physiotherapy versus wait and see policy for recent onset cervical radiculopathy: randomised trial
    Barbara Kuijper
    Department of Neurology, Medical Centre Haaglanden, The Hague, Netherlands
    BMJ 339:b3883. 2009
    ..To evaluate the effectiveness of treatment with collar or physiotherapy compared with a wait and see policy in recent onset cervical radiculopathy...
  69. ncbi Effects of dry needling at tender points for neck pain (Japanese: katakori): near-infrared spectroscopy for monitoring muscular oxygenation of the trapezius
    Shizuo Jimbo
    Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Rishiri Island Central Hospital, Hokkaido, Japan
    J Orthop Sci 13:101-6. 2008
    b>Neck pain (katakori) is a common symptom in adult Japanese people. However, the pathophysiological aspect of this condition has not been well documented to date...
  70. ncbi Self-management of persistent neck pain: a randomized controlled trial of a multi-component group intervention in primary health care
    Catharina Gustavsson
    Center for Clinical Research Dalarna, Falun, Sweden
    Eur J Pain 14:630.e1-630.e11. 2010
    Studies regarding self-management of persistent neck pain are infrequent.
  71. pmc Role of mechanical and psychosocial factors in the onset of forearm pain: prospective population based study
    G J Macfarlane
    Unit of Chronic Disease Epidemiology, School of Epidemiology and Health Sciences, Medical School, University of Manchester, Manchester M13 9PT, UK
    BMJ 321:676-9. 2000
    ....
  72. ncbi Biochemicals associated with pain and inflammation are elevated in sites near to and remote from active myofascial trigger points
    Jay P Shah
    Rehabilitation Medicine Department, National Institutes of Health, Clinical Center, Bethesda, MD 20892, USA
    Arch Phys Med Rehabil 89:16-23. 2008
    ..To investigate the biochemical milieu of the upper trapezius muscle in subjects with active, latent, or absent myofascial trigger points (MTPs) and to contrast this with that of the noninvolved gastrocnemius muscle...
  73. ncbi Methodological quality of studies on the measurement properties of neck pain and disability questionnaires: a systematic review
    Caroline B Terwee
    VU University Medical Centre, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Manipulative Physiol Ther 34:261-72. 2011
    ..this study was to obtain an overview of the methodological quality of studies on the measurement properties of neck pain and disability questionnaires and to describe how well various aspects of the design and statistical analyses of ..
  74. ncbi Computer mouse use predicts acute pain but not prolonged or chronic pain in the neck and shoulder
    J H Andersen
    Johan Hviid Andersen, Department of Occupational Medicine, Herning Hospital, 7400 Herning, Denmark
    Occup Environ Med 65:126-31. 2008
    ..Computer use may have an adverse effect on musculoskeletal outcomes. This study assessed the risk of neck and shoulder pain associated with objectively recorded professional computer use...
  75. ncbi The cultural adaptation, reliability and validity of neck disability index in patients with neck pain: a Turkish version study
    Emine Aslan
    School of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation, Hacettepe University, Ankara, Turkey
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 33:E362-5. 2008
    The aim of this study was to conduct the cross-cultural adaptation of Neck Disability Index (NDI) and investigate the validity and reliability of Turkish version in patients with neck pain.
  76. ncbi Comparison of the Neck Disability Index and the Neck Bournemouth Questionnaire in a sample of patients with chronic uncomplicated neck pain
    Ralph E Gay
    Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minn, USA
    J Manipulative Physiol Ther 30:259-62. 2007
    This study compares the sensitivity to change of the Neck Disability Index (NDI) and the Neck Bournemouth Questionnaire (NBQ) in patients with chronic uncomplicated neck pain.
  77. ncbi Repeated measures of recent headache, neck and upper back pain in Australian adolescents
    K Grimmer
    Centre for Allied Health Evidence, University of South Australia, Adelaide, Australia
    Cephalalgia 26:843-51. 2006
    ..both girls and boys, there was a significantly decreasing prevalence of headache over the study period, while neck pain and upper back pain increased...
  78. ncbi Testing for sensory hypersensitivity or central hyperexcitability associated with cervical spine pain
    Michele Sterling
    Center for National Research on Disability and Rehabilitation Medicine, CONROD, The University of Queensland, Australia
    J Manipulative Physiol Ther 31:534-9. 2008
    Sensory hypersensitivity is a recently recognized yet common feature of some neck pain conditions, particularly those with higher levels of pain and disability...
  79. ncbi The Bournemouth Questionnaire: a short-form comprehensive outcome measure. II. Psychometric properties in neck pain patients
    Jennifer E Bolton
    Anglo European College of Chiropractic, Bournemouth BH5 2DF, England
    J Manipulative Physiol Ther 25:141-8. 2002
    To modify an existing outcome measure (Bournemouth Questionnaire [BQ]) for use in patients with nonspecific neck pain and test its psychometric properties.
  80. ncbi Back pain prevalence and visit rates: estimates from U.S. national surveys, 2002
    Richard A Deyo
    Department of Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 31:2724-7. 2006
    ..Review and analysis of data from two U.S. national surveys in 2002...
  81. ncbi Radiofrequency and pulsed radiofrequency treatment of chronic pain syndromes: the available evidence
    Koen Van Boxem
    Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Therapy, St Jozefkliniek, Bornem and Willebroek, Belgium
    Pain Pract 8:385-93. 2008
    ..The value of PRF treatment of the peripheral nerves also needs to be confirmed in well-designed trials...
  82. ncbi Exploration of somatosensory impairments in subjects with mechanical idiopathic neck pain: a preliminary study
    Khodabakhsh Javanshir
    Physiotherapy Department, University of Social Welfare and Rehabilitation Sciences, Kodakyar St, Evin, Tehran, Iran
    J Manipulative Physiol Ther 33:493-9. 2010
    The purpose of this study was to investigate the differences in pressure and thermal pain hypersensitivity between patients with acute and chronic neck pain and healthy subjects.
  83. ncbi Sensory hypoaesthesia is a feature of chronic whiplash but not chronic idiopathic neck pain
    Andy Chien
    Division of Physiotherapy and National Health and Medical Research Council Centre for Clinical Research Excellence in Spinal Pain, Injury and Health CCRE Spine, School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, The University of Queensland, Australia
    Man Ther 15:48-53. 2010
    ..Sensory hypersensitivity is not a consistent feature of chronic idiopathic (non-traumatic) neck pain but the presence of hypoaesthesia has not been investigated...
  84. pmc Minimum detectable and minimal clinically important changes for pain in patients with nonspecific neck pain
    Francisco M Kovacs
    Departamento Cientifico, Fundacion Kovacs, Paseo de Mallorca 36, E 07012, Palma de Mallorca, Spain
    BMC Musculoskelet Disord 9:43. 2008
    ..No data on MDC and MCIC for pain severity are available for neck pain patients...
  85. ncbi Increased proportion of megafibers in chronically painful muscles
    Lars L Andersen
    National Research Centre for the Working Environment, Copenhagen Ø, Denmark
    Pain 139:588-93. 2008
    ..In conclusion, this study shows that trapezius myalgia is associated with a significantly higher percentage of grossly hypertrophied type I muscle fibers with poor capillarization - type I megafibers...
  86. ncbi Repeatability and validity of an upper limb and neck discomfort questionnaire: the utility of the standardized Nordic questionnaire
    K Palmer
    MRC Environmental Epidemiology Unit University of Southampton, Southampton General Hospital, UK
    Occup Med (Lond) 49:171-5. 1999
    ..However a complementary examination schedule of adequate specificity and repeatability is essential to establish a clinical diagnosis...
  87. ncbi Prevalence of neck and low back pain in community-dwelling adults in Spain: a population-based national study
    César Fernández-de-Las-Peñas
    Department of Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Rehabilitation and Physical Medicine, Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, Alcorcon, Madrid, Spain
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 36:E213-9. 2011
    ..Cross-sectional epidemiological study...
  88. ncbi Reliability, construct validity, and responsiveness of the neck disability index, patient-specific functional scale, and numeric pain rating scale in patients with cervical radiculopathy
    Ian A Young
    Spine and Sport Physical Therapy, Savannah, Georgia 31328, USA
    Am J Phys Med Rehabil 89:831-9. 2010
    ..To examine the psychometric properties of the Neck Disability Index, Patient-Specific Functional Scale, and the Numeric Pain Rating Scale in a cohort of patients with cervical radiculopathy...
  89. ncbi Long-lasting cervical radicular pain managed with surgery, physiotherapy, or a cervical collar. A prospective, randomized study
    L C Persson
    Department of Neurosurgery, University Hospital, Lund, Sweden
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 22:751-8. 1997
    ..CONCLUSIONS: In the treatment of patients with long-lasting cervical radicular pain, it appears that a cervical collar, physiotherapy, or surgery are equally effective in the long term...
  90. ncbi Spinal manipulation, medication, or home exercise with advice for acute and subacute neck pain: a randomized trial
    Gert Bronfort
    Northwestern Health Sciences University, Pain Management and Rehabilitation Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
    Ann Intern Med 156:1-10. 2012
    Mechanical neck pain is a common condition that affects an estimated 70% of persons at some point in their lives. Little research exists to guide the choice of therapy for acute and subacute neck pain.
  91. ncbi Sensorimotor disturbances in chronic neck pain--range of motion, peak velocity, smoothness of movement, and repositioning acuity
    Per Sjölander
    Southern Lapland Research Department, Postgatan 7, SE 912 32 Vilhelmina, Sweden
    Man Ther 13:122-31. 2008
    The purpose of this pilot study was to evaluate sensorimotor functions in patients with chronic neck pain with objective and quantitative methods...
  92. ncbi Assessment of neck pain and its associated disorders: results of the Bone and Joint Decade 2000-2010 Task Force on Neck Pain and Its Associated Disorders
    Margareta Nordin
    Department of Orthopaedics, School of Medicine and Graduate School of Arts and Science, New York University, NY, USA
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 33:S101-22. 2008
    ..Best evidence synthesis...
  93. ncbi Manual therapy and exercise for neck pain: a systematic review
    Jordan Miller
    School of Rehabilitation Science, McMaster University, Hamilton, Canada
    Man Ther 15:334-54. 2010
    Manual therapy is often used with exercise to treat neck pain. This cervical overview group systematic review update assesses if manual therapy, including manipulation or mobilisation, combined with exercise improves pain, function/..
  94. ncbi Biochemical alterations in the trapezius muscle of patients with chronic whiplash associated disorders (WAD)--a microdialysis study
    Björn Gerdle
    Division of Rehabilitation Medicine, Department of Neuroscience and Locomotion, Faculty of Health Sciences, SE 58185 Linkoping, Sweden
    Eur J Pain 12:82-93. 2008
    ....
  95. pmc Primary care consultation, hospital admission, sick leave and disability pension owing to neck and low back pain: a 12-year prospective cohort study in a rural population
    Sara A C Holmberg
    Research and Development Centre, Kronoberg County Council, Box 1223, SE 351 12 Växjö, Sweden
    BMC Musculoskelet Disord 7:66. 2006
    ..In this study we evaluate the magnitude of long-term health outcomes for neck and low back pain, taking possible confounders into account...
  96. ncbi The effectiveness of manual physical therapy and exercise for mechanical neck pain: a randomized clinical trial
    Michael J Walker
    Doctoral Program in Physical Therapy, US Army Baylor University, Fort Sam Houston, TX, USA
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 33:2371-8. 2008
    ..Randomized clinical trial...
  97. ncbi Early identification of patients at risk of developing a persistent back problem: the predictive validity of the Orebro Musculoskeletal Pain Questionnaire
    Steven J Linton
    Department of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Orebro University Hospital, Orebro, Sweden
    Clin J Pain 19:80-6. 2003
    ..To test the predictive utility of the Orebro Musculoskeletal Pain Screening Questionnaire in identifying patients at risk for developing persistent back pain problems...
  98. ncbi Physical risk factors for neck pain
    G A Ariëns
    Department of Social Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Scand J Work Environ Health 26:7-19. 2000
    To identify physical risk factors for neck pain, a systematic review of the literature was carried out...
  99. ncbi Massage for mechanical neck disorders: a systematic review
    Jeanette Ezzo
    JPS Enterprises, Baltimore, MD, USA
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 32:353-62. 2007
    ..Systematic review...
  100. ncbi Development and psychometric testing of Korean language versions of 4 neck pain and disability questionnaires
    Haejung Lee
    School of Physiotherapy, Faculty of Health Science, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 31:1841-5. 2006
    ..Cohort study...
  101. ncbi Translation and validation study of the Iranian versions of the Neck Disability Index and the Neck Pain and Disability Scale
    Sayed Javad Mousavi
    Department of Physical Therapy, Faculty of Rehabilitation Sciences, Medical Sciences University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 32:E825-31. 2007
    ..Cultural translation and psychometric testing...

Research Grants63

  1. Training and research application for c-spine ultrasound of an aging population.
    DANIEL BUCKLAND; Fiscal Year: 2013
    DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Neck pain as a result of chronic cervical spine injury is one of the most common musculoskeletal complaints, especially for an aging workforce where neck pain can become a significant occupational ..
  2. Pathogenesis and Pathophysiological Mechanisms of Myofascial Trigger Points
    Siddhartha Sikdar; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..and biochemical milieu of the affected soft tissue neighborhood of active MTrPs in patients with chronic neck pain compared to asymptomatic control subjects with/without palpable MTrPs;and 2) To determine the effect of a ..
  3. Electrical Impedance Myography for the Assessment of Neck and Low Back Pain
    JOSE LUIS BOHORQUEZ; Fiscal Year: 2013
    DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Low back and neck pain are two of the most common medical problems. In a recent study, 26.4% of individuals had an episode of severe low back pain and 13.8% severe neck pain in the preceding 3 months...
  4. Trigeminal - RVM involvement in bilateral deep tissue orofacial hyperalgesia
    Bryan Chai; Fiscal Year: 2012
    ..Recently, reports have shown that patients with myofascial TMJD or chronic neck pain experience bilateral hypersensitivity in the trigeminal region...
  5. Nociceptive Mechanisms in Whiplash Injury
    Beth A Winkelstein; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..a lack of relevant in vivo systems modeling biomechanical neck injuries, little is known about the mechanisms of neck pain resulting from whiplash...
  6. CAM, Medical Service Utilization, and Quality of Care
    William E Lafferty; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..In a 2002 survey of US adults 26 percent reported back pain and 14 percent reported neck pain in the previous three months...
  7. Acupuncture Trialists'Collaboration: meta-analysis of chronic pain trials
    Andrew J Vickers; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..obtaining raw data from trialists in the pain conditions under its remit: osteoarthritis, non- specific back and neck pain, chronic headache, and shoulder pain...
  8. Acupuncture to Decrease Disparities in Outcomes of Pain Treatment (ADDOPT)
    MELISSA DIANE MCKEE; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..Patients will be eligible if they experience chronic pain due to neck pain, back pain, or osteoarthritis...
  9. Cost effectiveness of spinal manipulative therapy for seniors with neck pain
    Brent Leininger; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..Leininger will be among the first to assess the economic value of SMT in seniors with chronic neck pain from a societal perspective. Study subjects were those enrolled in his primary sponsor's study (R18HP01425)...
  10. Stress-evoked muscle activity in occupational myalgia
    Katrina S Maluf; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..suggest that both physical and psychosocial factors play a critical role in the development of work-related neck pain, yet interactions among these risk factors remain poorly understood...
  11. Genetic Predictors of Acute and Chronic Musculoskeletal Pain After Minor MVC
    Samuel A McLean; Fiscal Year: 2011
    ..Persistent pain (most commonly neck pain) develops in 10- 20% of these individuals, with an economic impact of $29 billion per year in the United States ..
  12. PAIN MODULATED JAW MOTOR FUNCTION
    Christian Stohler; Fiscal Year: 1999
    ..the relationship between pain and motor function in general, and specifically the extent to which oral, face and neck pain affect mandibular function, studies are proposed to employ a randomized, repeated measures cross-over design (..
  13. Rand Center of Excellence for the Study of Appropriateness of Care in CAM
    IAN DOUGLASS COULTER; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..Although the focus will be on chiropractic M/M for chronic neck pain the objective is to develop an appropriateness methodology that can be used for the study of Complementary and ..
  14. Substance Abuse Treatment for Chronic Pain Patients on Opioid Therapy
    Robert N Jamison; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..PA-06-339 on prescription drug abuse, we propose a randomized, controlled trial in patients with chronic back or neck pain who have been prescribed opioids for pain and show potential for or signs of substance misuse...
  15. Investigating Pain Processing in the Brain, Brainstem, and Spinal Cord with fMRI
    KENNETH ARNOLD WEBER; Fiscal Year: 2012
    ..neural activity at the level of the brain, brainstem, and spinal cord in both healthy subjects and chronic neck pain patients...
  16. Neurophysiological changes following osteopathic manipulative treatment.
    John Popovich; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..While manual medicine can be a viable treatment option for musculoskeletal disorders such as low back or neck pain, the underlying mechanisms are largely unknown...
  17. Dosing Study of Massage for Neck Pain
    Karen J Sherman; Fiscal Year: 2012
    ..provided by applicant): This study's long-term objective is to identify effective treatments for with neck pain. Many Americans have found conventional medical treatments ineffective for this common and costly problem and ..
  18. Systems Science Center for Musculoskeletal CAM Therapies
    NORMAN PETER REEVES; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..Using a cross-over experimental design, these tools will then be applied to measure changes in position and force control of the head-neck system in patients with and without neck pain before and after 4 weeks of OMT.
  19. Generalizing a valid control procedure for cervical manipulation to a multiple op
    HOWARD TERRY VERNON; Fiscal Year: 2013
    DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): A number of clinical trials of manual therapies for chronic neck pain have been published. The largest number of trials involves spinal manipulation as the primary therapy...
  20. PSYCHOSOCIAL, BEHAVIOR AND IMMUNE FACTORS IN BACK PAIN
    Eric Hurwitz; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..involved in pain perception and processing; 2) Estimate the effects of psychosocial factors on low-back and neck pain prognosis; and 3) learn how cytokines, hormones and neuropeptides mediate these effects...
  21. Evaluating Therapeutic Massage for Chronic Neck Pain
    Karen Sherman; Fiscal Year: 2004
    b>Neck pain is one of the most common problems affecting the health of Americans and is a leading reason for using complementary or alternative medical (CAM) therapies...
  22. Chronic Back and Neck Pain: Care Seeking and Evidence
    Timothy Carey; Fiscal Year: 2007
    DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Chronic low back and neck pain associated with functional incapacity are common and costly conditions affecting at least 4-5% of the population...
  23. PILOT STUDY OF SPINAL MANIPULATION FOR CHRONIC NECK PAIN
    Rand Swenson; Fiscal Year: 2000
    ....
  24. Does spinal manipulation speed determine neural response
    Joel Pickar; Fiscal Year: 2002
    ..Strong evidence supports using spinal manipulation to help patients with acute low back pain and neck pain. A theory common to the practice of spinal manipulation proposes that spinal manipulation alters paraspinal ..
  25. Investigating the transition from chronic low back and neck pain to fibromyalgia
    LINDSAY KINDLER; Fiscal Year: 2008
    ..Chronic low back and neck pain represent the most prevalent disorders of the many chronic pain diagnoses...
  26. Effect of tool design on hand pain in dental practiioners
    David M Rempel; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..This randomized controlled study will deterimine if dentists or dental hygienists who use such a tool report less hand and arm pain compared to those who continue to use the conventional tool design. ..
  27. EFFECTS OF AN ERGONOMIC INTERVENTION FOR COMPUTER WORK
    David Rempel; Fiscal Year: 2002
    ..operators, is associated with an improvement in risk of upper extremity/neck musculoskeletal disorder, arm or neck pain-days, hand function, lost-time, and productivity in comparison to 175 controls subjects...
  28. Collaborative Study:Workplace Musculoskeletal Disorders
    David Rempel; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..Study methods, instruments, and data format will be coordinated with the NIOSH Work-related Musculoskeletal Disorders Consortium. ..
  29. TENDON FORCE DURING OCCUPATIONAL HAND ACTIVITIES
    David Rempel; Fiscal Year: 2001
    ..The proposed study is a collaborative effort between the University of California Ergonomics Program (UCSF), Hand and Microsurgery (UCSP), Mechanical Engineering (UC Berkeley), and the Smith-Kettlewell Eye Research Institute. ..
  30. Dose-Response of Manipulation for Chronic Headache
    Mitchell Haas; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..We will study cervicogenic HA, HA related to neck pain and dysfunction...
  31. A model for wrist and elbow musculoskeletal disorders
    David Rempel; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ....
  32. Chiropractic, Medication, and Self-care for Neck Pain
    Gert Bronfort; Fiscal Year: 2005
    b>Neck pain is very common, with considerable socioeconomic consequences. Despite the public health impact, management of neck pain conditions has been inadequately researched...
  33. VERTEBRAL POSITION ALTERS MUSCLE SPINDLE SENSITIVITY
    Joel Pickar; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..Spinal manipulation is inherently a biomechanical intervention and the therapeutic successes of spinal manipulation for idiopathic low back pain may relate, in part, to the mechanical component of idiopathic low back. ..
  34. UW Multidisciplinary Clinical Research Training (RMI)
    Richard Deyo; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ....
  35. Panic and Smoking Cessation
    Michael Zvolensky; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ....
  36. Methodology of Phase I and II trials of anticancer CAM
    Andrew Vickers; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ....
  37. Case Study of Hosp Based Center for Integrative Medicine
    Ian Coulter; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..A detailed case study, using qualitative and quantitative research methods will yield a rich description that can facilitate future quantitative studies over a broader range of organizational models of integrative medicine. ..
  38. Gene Polymorphism & Treatment-Symptoms in Lung Cancer
    Cielito Reyes Gibby; Fiscal Year: 2008
    ..abstract_text> ..
  39. Comprehensive Database on Spirituality and Health
    Jeanette Ezzo; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..Phase II will focus on comprehensively populating the database with a significantly larger and more comprehensive set of research citations and related materials and migrating to a fully functional website, SpiritLit.com. ..
  40. MECHANICALLY-BASED IMPAIRMENT MEASURES OF LOW BACK PAIN
    Linda Van Dillen; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..The proposed experiments are designed to determine the nature of the movement impairments in MLBP and to relate these impairments to specific, everyday activities the persons perform repeatedly. ..
  41. Sensitivity to Emotional Distress
    Michael Zvolensky; Fiscal Year: 2002
    ..Findings from this investigation should result in improved methods of identifying smokers at-risk for early lapse, so that they may be targeted for nicotine dependence treatments that will meet their specific needs. ..
  42. MUSCLE RESPONSE TO STRESS IN CANINE MUSCULAR DYSTROPHY
    MARTIN CHILDERS; Fiscal Year: 2002
    ..It is anticipated that findings will improve the understanding of how dystrophic muscle responds to physical stress resulting in improved treatment for patients with Duchenne muscular dystrophy. ..
  43. NEUROPHYSIOLOGICAL CONSEQUENCES OF LUMBAR FACET MOVEMENT
    Joel Pickar; Fiscal Year: 2001
    ....
  44. Integrated Care for Depression and Chronic Back Pain
    Michael Von Korff; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..abstract_text> ..
  45. Peripheral and Central Mechanism of Pain in Patients with Fibromyalgia
    ROLAND M STAUD; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..Either way, we will provide evidence that will characterize the role of local anesthesia, placebo analgesia, or both. Thus patients with FM and other similar pain syndromes may strongly benefit from the results of our study. ..
  46. Neurophysiology of Whiplash Pain
    John Cavanaugh; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..Immunocytochemistry will be used to identif2? nerves containing substance P (SP) and calcitonin gene related peptide (CGRP), neuropeptides associated with pain and beta amyloid precursor protein betaAPP). ..
  47. Jane Addams Substance Abuse Research Collaboration
    James Swartz; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..Three pilot projects will support mentoring of faculty by senior substance abuse researchers and serve as platforms for fully developed research proposals. ..
  48. Mast Cells: Role in the Pathophysiology of Headache
    Dan Levy; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..Results may help identify pharmacological targets that could lead to the development of novel analgesic drugs for the treatment of headaches and possibly other intractable pain syndromes. [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
  49. Leupeptin in a Canine Model of Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy
    MARTIN CHILDERS; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..Specific Aim #4b: Compare lean body muscle mass and calpain activity between leupeptin and placebo-treated GRMD dogs. ..
  50. Iron and Atherosclerosis
    Subha Raman; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..Subgroup analyses will include comparison of the presence of iron symptomatic versus asymptomatic patients and women versus age-matched men. ..
  51. Using Team Simulation to Improve Error Disclosure to Patients and Safety Culture
    Thomas Gallagher; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..Improving team communication and disclosure following harmful errors can enhance transparency and safety culture, increase patient satisfaction, and ultimately promote patient safety. [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
  52. MECHANISM OF PAIN IN PATIENTS WITH FIBROMYALGIA SYNDROME
    Roland Staud; Fiscal Year: 2008
    ..In addition, our findings may contribute to the understanding of pain mechanisms related to other chronic pain disorders. ..
  53. Depression-Diabetes Care Disparities, Adverse Outcomes
    Michael Von Korff; Fiscal Year: 2008
    ..Aim 3: Set priorities for integrated services - We will assess criteria relevant to priorities for integrated management of diabetes, depression and associated behavioral risk factors. [unreadable] [unreadable]..
  54. Smoking and Panic Vulnerability
    Michael Zvolensky; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..abstract_text> ..
  55. Risks for Opioid Use and Abuse in Contrasting Chronic Pain Populations
    Mark Sullivan; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ....
  56. Long-term Opioid Management of Chronic Pain: Trends and Risks
    Michael Von Korff; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..We will extend these analyses by studying the effects of long-term opioid therapy on other adverse events including: all-cause and opioid-related hospitalization;opioid overdose;and onset of recognized mood disorder. ..
  57. Prevention of Neck Injuries in Older Adults During Rear Motor Vehicle Collsions
    PAUL IVANCIC; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..The proposed project will provide important research-based data that may form the basis for future safety standards and help to decrease the frequency and severity of neck injuries in older adults, thus benefiting society. ..
  58. NEUROPHYSIOLOGY OF THE LUMBAR DISC AND ADJACENT TISSUE
    John Cavanaugh; Fiscal Year: 2001
    ..The applicants believe that these approaches will lead to a better understanding of the role of disc injury and nuclear material in low back pain and sciatica, and that the outcomes may be useful in guiding treatment. ..
  59. NIAMS Muiltidisciplinary Clinical Research Center in...
    Richard Deyo; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..It will require computer modeling, based on precedents in MR-PET scanning. We will determine if surgeons will accept the synthesized images as a replacement for CT-myelography for purposes of surgical planning. ..
  60. Anxiety Sensitivity and Smoking
    Michael Zvolensky; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ....
  61. Acupuncture for shoulder syndrome after ca surgery
    David Pfister; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..Data: Standard deviations, mean of control group, correlation between and within baseline and follow-up measures. ..
  62. SUBGROUPS OF FMS--SYMPTOMS, BELIEFS & TAILORED TREATMENT
    DENNIS TURK; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..COMB treatment potentially produces the best overall outcome, since it incorporates both CR+ST, which is relevant to all participants, and ET, which is relevant to high fear participants. ..
  63. PREVENTING CHRONIC WHIPLASH PAIN: BIOBEHAVIORAL APPROACH
    DENNIS TURK; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..The data from this trial will provide important information about the potential of early interventions to prevent chronic problems that afflict millions of MVA victims. ..