Specific strength training is shown relieves neck pain in office workers. The purpose of this study is to evaluate the effectiveness of specific strength training in women with severe neck pain and to analyze the dose-response relationship between training adherence and pain reduction. 118 untrained women with severe neck pain (>30 mm VAS pain) were included from a larger study, in which the subjects were randomized to 20-weeks specific strength training for the neck/shoulders or to a control group. In the intention-to-treat analysis, the training group experienced greater pain relief than the control group (p
Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 2013, Vol 27, Issue 12, p. 3322-3328
Adult; Female; Follow-Up Studies; Humans; Intention to Treat Analysis; Middle Aged; Neck Pain; Pain Measurement; Patient Compliance; Resistance Training; Severity of Illness Index; Surveys and Questionnaires; Treatment Outcome; Managers and employees at universities, research institutions etc.