Neck pain and Associated Disorders in Adults

Updated: July 2021

Clinical Practice Guidelines (CPG)

  • An evidence review and CPG by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) of the United Kingdom reviewed the clinical and cost effectiveness of manual therapy for management of chronic primary pain. They classified the different types of manual therapy as Soft Tissue Techniques, Manipulation & Mobilization, and Mixed Modality Manual Therapy. There was overall low-quality evidence from limited number of studies for Soft Tissue therapy and Manipulation/Mobilization on improvement in various factors including pain reduction and quality of life. There was insufficient evidence for economic benefits, but there is evidence of no harm. FREE FULL TEXT

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A literature synthesis of Chiropractic Care for Neck Pain and Associated Disorders in Adults — an academically rigorous analysis of all the available scientific literature using internationally accepted tools to rate each article according to specific criteria indicating only what we can conclude with supportable, scientific evidence.