Neck pain is a common complaint that causes substantial morbidity in western countries. Reported prevalence in the general population ranges from 9.5% to 22%, and the 12-month (point) prevalence estimates ranges from 30% to 50%. It is suggested that two thirds of individuals may at least once in their lifetime experience neck pain; it is more often reported by women than men. Patients with neck complaints generally also complain of neck stiffness and reduced mobility. Between 5% and 20% of neck pain patients will have a signifi cant disabling problem. In the Netherlands, neck pain is one of the three most-reported musculoskeletal pains with estimated total related costs in 1996 of US $686.2 million (€526.24 million), representing about 1% of the total Dutch health care expenditure.

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Keywords neck pain, physiotherapy
Promotor B.W. Koes (Bart)
Publisher Erasmus University Rotterdam
Sponsor CVZ College voor Zorgverzekeringen,Erasmus MC Rotterdam,Stichting Anna Fonds
ISBN 978-90-8559-999-9
Persistent URL hdl.handle.net/1765/21809
Vonk, F. (2010, June 2). Physiotherapy for Chronic Neck Pain: Evaluation of a biopsychosocial approach. Erasmus University Rotterdam. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/1765/21809