Send to

Choose Destination
Best Pract Res Clin Rheumatol. 2007 Jun;21(3):447-63.

Work related neck-shoulder pain: a review on magnitude, risk factors, biochemical characteristics, clinical picture and preventive interventions.

Author information

Division of Rehabilitation Medicine, Department of Neuroscience and Locomotion, Faculty of Health Sciences, and Pain and rehabilitation centre, University Hospital, 581 85 Linköping, Sweden.


The purpose of this review is to scrutinize the physiology of neck-shoulder pain and trapezius myalgia based on the most recent scientific literature. Therefore, systematic literature searches have been conducted. Occurrence of neck-shoulder pain, risk factors for development of neck-shoulder pain, and its work-relatedness are addressed. 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.

[Indexed for MEDLINE]

Supplemental Content

Full text links

Icon for Elsevier Science
Loading ...
Support Center