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Application of a Diagnosis-Based Clinical Decision Guide in Patients with Neck Pain

Chiro.Org Blog: Neck pain (NP), along with related disorders such as cervical radiculopathy and headache, is very common. It is estimated that 30-50% of adults will experience some form of significant NP in any given year.. Further, work limitation due to NP occurs in 11-14% of individuals each year. The recent Bone and Joint Decade Neck Pain Task Force identified the need for research that examines the clinical criteria for diagnosis as well as the best forms of treatment for patients with NP and related disorders. Also recognized by the Neck Pain Task Force is the importance of applying a patient-focused approach that considers the biopsychosocial nature of NP. […]