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J Rheumatol. 2016 Oct;43(10):1871-1873. Epub 2016 Aug 1.

The Use of Neck Support Pillows and Postural Exercises in the Management of Chronic Neck Pain.

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1
From the Division of Rheumatology, and Division of Pediatric Medicine, The Hospital for Sick Children; Child Health Evaluative Sciences, SickKids Research Institute, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.A.N. Jamal, BSc, MSc, MD, Division of Pediatric Medicine, Hospital for Sick Children; B.M. Feldman, MD, MSc, FRCPC, Division of Rheumatology, The Hospital for Sick Children; E. Pullenayegum, BA, MA, PhD, Child Health Evaluative Sciences, SickKids Research Institute.
2
From the Division of Rheumatology, and Division of Pediatric Medicine, The Hospital for Sick Children; Child Health Evaluative Sciences, SickKids Research Institute, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.A.N. Jamal, BSc, MSc, MD, Division of Pediatric Medicine, Hospital for Sick Children; B.M. Feldman, MD, MSc, FRCPC, Division of Rheumatology, The Hospital for Sick Children; E. Pullenayegum, BA, MA, PhD, Child Health Evaluative Sciences, SickKids Research Institute. brian.feldman@sickkids.ca.

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

Chronic neck pain is a common problem with a profound effect on quality of life. Identifying evidence-based management strategies is fundamental in improving patient outcomes. This study is a reanalysis of the data from Helewa, et al to further characterize the effects of postural exercises and neck support pillows on neck pain.

METHODS:

A full factorial model was used. All interactions were analyzed adjusting for the Northwick Park Neck Pain Questionnaire (NPQ) at baseline.

RESULTS:

Postural exercises significantly decreased NPQ scores at ≥ 3 weeks, and the use of a neck support pillow significantly decreased NPQ scores at ≥ 12 weeks.

CONCLUSION:

These interventions could be beneficial in reducing neck pain symptoms.

KEYWORDS:

EXERCISE THERAPY; NECK PAIN; NECK SUPPORT PILLOW; NORTHWICK PARK NECK PAIN QUESTIONNAIRE

PMID:
27481909
DOI:
10.3899/jrheum.151368
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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