Managing Non-Specific Neck Pain by Healthcare Professionals in Qatar
Identifying the areas where evidence-based guidance is needed
Managing Non-Specific Neck Pain by Healthcare Professionals in Qatar: Identifying the areas where evidence-based guidance is needed
Neck pain is a common condition and is a leading cause of disability worldwide. The estimated mean, annual and lifetime prevalence rates are 7.6%, 37.2% and 48.5%, respectively. Despite this, it attracts only a fraction of the research funding, and few clinical trials are dedicated solely to neck pain.
Simple (or non-specific) neck pain is the most common of neck pain and it denotes pain or discomfort in the neck and/or shoulder girdle with or without pain referred to the arms which cannot be attributed to a specific cause. The cause is usually multifactorial and includes poor posture, neck strain, sporting or occupational activities, anxiety, and depression. It usually goes away on its own within a few days or weeks. It may last longer or keep coming back in some people. Neck pain is “chronic” if it lasts more than 3 months.
The aim of this exploratory study is to identify areas of uncertainty that healthcare professionals in Qatar believe they need evidence-based recommendations to follow when managing non-specific neck pain.
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