2011 Best in Care Spine Edition Article References

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The full articles from the 2011 Best In Care Spine Edition will be coming soon. The article references and other cited material are currently available for viewing. Only the articles with reference material are listed below.

Neck Pain: How Do We Standardize Care? This article can be found on pages 4-5.


1. Bovim G, Schrader H, Sand T. Neck pain in the general population. Spine. Jun 15 1994;19(12):1307-1309.

2. Cote P, Cassidy JD, Carroll L. The Saskatchewan Health and Back Pain Survey. The prevalence of neck pain and related disability in Saskatchewan adults. Spine. Aug 1 1998;23(15):1689-1698.

3. Cote P, Cassidy JD, Carroll L. The factors associated with neck pain and its related disability in the Saskatchewan population. Spine. May 1 2000;25(9):1109-1117.

4. Aker PD, Gross AR, Goldsmith CH, Peloso P. Conservative management of mechanical neck pain: systematic overview and meta-analysis. Bmj. Nov 23 1996;313(7068):1291-1296.

5. Ylinen JJ, Takala EP, Nykanen MJ, Kautiainen HJ, Hakkinen AH, Airaksinen OV. Effects of twelve-month strength training subsequent to twelve-month stretching exercise in treatment of chronic neck pain. J Strength Cond Res. May 2006;20(2):304-308.

6. Ylinen JJ, Hakkinen AH, Takala EP, et al. Effects of neck muscle training in women with chronic neck pain: one-year follow-up study. J Strength Cond Res. Feb 2006;20(1):6-13.

7. Ylinen J, Takala EP, Nykanen M, et al. Active neck muscle training in the treatment of chronic neck pain in women: a randomized controlled trial. JAMA. May 21 2003;289(19):2509-2516.

8. Berg HE, Berggren G, Tesch PA. Dynamic neck strength training effect on pain and function. Arch Phys Med Rehabil. Jun 1994;75(6):661-665.

9. Chiu TT, Lam TH, Hedley AJ. A randomized controlled trial on the efficacy of exercise for patients with chronic neck pain. Spine. Jan 1 2005;30(1):E1-7.

10. Gross AR, Goldsmith C, Hoving JL, et al. Conservative management of mechanical neck disorders: a systematic review. J Rheumatol. May 2007;34(5):1083-1102.

Exclusion Criteria

1. Presence of medical “red flags”

2. Evidence of central nervous system involvement

3. Spasmodic torticollis

4. Diagnosed migraine

5. Diagnosed Fibromyalgia

6. Prior Surgery to the neck or thoracic spine

7. Severe psychiatric illness

8. Inability to comply with treatment and follow-up schedule

9. Pending legal action regarding their neck pain

10. Insufficient English language skills to complete all questionnaires.

11. Latex allergies

Obesity and Low Back Pain. This article can be found on pages 6-7.


1. Leboeuf-Yde, C. (2000). Body Weight and Low Back Pain. Spine , 25 (2), 226-237.

2. Heuch, I., Hagen, K., Heuch, I., Nygaard, O., & Zwart, J. (2010). The Impact of Body Mass Index on the Prevalence of Low Back Pain. Spine , 35 (7), 764-768.

Bouncing Back: Physical Therapy and Your Spine. This article can be found on page 7.


1. Back Pain. (2011). Retrieved February 22, 2011, from National Library of Medicine National institutes of Health: www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/backpain.html

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