Update on Current Care Guideline: Neck pain (adults).
Neck pain is usually non-specific, but serious illness or specific reasons for neck pain need to be ruled out. Patients are encouraged to continue their daily activities. Acute neck pain often disappears without any special treatment. Patient information is important. If pain medication is needed, paracetamol is the primary choice. Multidisciplinary treatment is recommended if disabling pain does not improve during the first two months. Neck-specific exercises are recommended in the chronic phase.
PMID: 29243460 [PubMed – in process]