Pain Neurophysiology Education and Exercise for Adolescents With Chronic Idiopathic Neck Pain

2016-07-12 00:53:21 | BioPortfolio


This study compared the effectiveness of pain neurophysiology education and neck/shoulder exercises with no intervention in adolescents with chronic idiopathic neck pain (CINP).


Forty three adolescents with chronic idiopathic neck pain were randomly allocated to receive pain neurophysiology education and shoulder/neck exercises (n=21) or no intervention (n=22). Data on pain intensity (Visual Analogue Scale), pain disability, neck flexor and extensor muscles endurance, scapulae stabilizers endurance, pain catastrophizing (Pain catastrophizing Scale), trait and state anxiety (State-Trait Anxiety Inventory) and knowledge of pain neurophysiology (Neurophysiology of Pain Questionnaire) were collected. Measurements were taken before and after the intervention.

Statistical analysis were performed using a mixed-methods ANOVA.

Study Design

Allocation: Randomized, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Treatment


Neck Pain


neurophysiology of pain education and exercises




Aveiro University

Results (where available)

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