Effectiveness of an 8-week exercise programme on pain and specificity of neck muscle activity in patients with chronic neck pain: a randomized controlled study.

@article{Falla2013EffectivenessOA,
  title={Effectiveness of an 8-week exercise programme on pain and specificity of neck muscle activity in patients with chronic neck pain: a randomized controlled study.},
  author={Deborah Falla and Ren{\'e} Lindstr\om and Lotte Rechter and Shellie Ann Boudreau and Frank W Petzke},
  journal={European journal of pain},
  year={2013},
  volume={17 10},
  pages={1517-28}
}
BACKGROUND Although exercise can be effective for relief of neck pain, little is known about the effect of exercise on the neural control of neck muscles. METHODS A randomized controlled trial was conducted on 46 women with chronic neck pain to investigate the immediate effectiveness of an 8-week exercise programme on pain and directional specificity of neck muscle activity. At baseline, the patients completed questionnaires including the neck disability index (NDI) and performed a circular… CONTINUE READING