The epidemiology of neck pain.

  title={The epidemiology of neck pain.},
  author={Damian G Hoy and Melinda M. Protani and Rajyasree De and Rachelle Buchbinder},
  journal={Best practice & research. Clinical rheumatology},
  volume={24 6},
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. There is substantial heterogeneity between neck pain epidemiological studies, which makes it difficult to compare or pool data from different studies. The estimated 1 year incidence of neck pain from available studies ranges between 10.4% and 21.3% with a higher incidence noted in office and computer workers. While some… CONTINUE READING
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