Neck/shoulder disorders in a general population. Natural course and influence of physical exercise: a 5-year follow-up.

@article{Pernold2005NeckshoulderDI,
  title={Neck/shoulder disorders in a general population. Natural course and influence of physical exercise: a 5-year follow-up.},
  author={Gunilla Pernold and Monica Mortimer and Christina von Heijne Wiktorin and Ewa Wigaeus Tornqvist and Eva Ving{\aa}rd},
  journal={Spine},
  year={2005},
  volume={30 13},
  pages={
          E363-8
        }
}
STUDY DESIGN A 5-year follow-up study was conducted of men and women seeking care for new incidents of neck/shoulder disorders (NSD). OBJECTIVES To study the natural course of pain and disability caused by NSD during a 5-year follow-up and to investigate the possible influence of regular physical exercise on recovery. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA NSD are a major health problem, but their natural course is not very well studied. Several studies have investigated the role of physical exercise… CONTINUE READING
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