Trajectories of Pain Intensity in Adults with Disabling Subacute or Chronic Neck Pain

A randomized study examined pain trajectories over one year in people with the common condition of subacute and chronic neck pain.

The conclusion informs prognosis : “Most individuals with disabling subacute or chronic neck pain show improvement in pain intensity over a year. However, a quarter present unfavorable trajectories. High pain intensity at baseline, depressive symptoms, younger age, female sex and sudden onset of pain are factors associated with unfavorable trajectories.”.


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