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ACE Report #10975
Ace Report Cover Physical Therapy & Rehab

Craniocervical flexion program favoured over isometric neck exercises for nonspecific neck pain


Study Type:Therapy
OE Level Evidence:2
Journal Level of Evidence:N/A

Effects of the craniocervical flexion and isometric neck exercise compared in patients with chronic neck pain: A randomized controlled trial

Physiother Theory Pract. 2018 Dec;34(12):916-925. doi: 10.1080/09593985.2018.1430876

Contributing Authors: S Chung YG Jeong

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Synopsis

50 patients with chronic, nonspecific neck pain were randomized to an 8-week exercise program of either craniocervical flexion exercises or isometric neck exercises. Patients were assessed at 4 and 8 weeks after enrollment for outcomes of pain on a visual analog scale (VAS), the Neck Disability Index (NDI), and cervical range of motion in flexion-extension, lateral flexion, and rotation. Results d...

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