+ Resolve Article
+ Follow Us
Follow on FacebookFollow on Facebook
Follow on TwitterFollow on Twitter

+ Translate
+ Subscribe to Site Feed
GeoScience Most Shared ContentMost Shared Content

Yoga for chronic neck pain: a 12-month follow-up

, : Yoga for chronic neck pain: a 12-month follow-up. Pain Medicine 14(4): 541-548

To assess the effects of a 9-week yoga intervention on chronic nonspecific neck pain 12 months after completion. Twelve-month follow-up of the pooled data of both arms of a randomized, controlled trial. Department of Internal and Integrative Medicine at an academic teaching hospital.SubjectsFifty-one patients with chronic nonspecific neck pain (mean age 47.8 years; 82.4% female).InterventionsA 9-week yoga group intervention.Outcome MeasuresNeck pain intensity (100-mm visual analog scale), functional disability (neck disability index), health-related quality of life (short-form 36 questionnaire, SF-36), generic disability (days with restricted activities), and global improvement. From baseline to 12-month follow-up, pain intensity improved from 48.81? ?17.71 to 32.31? ?20.68 (P?<0.001), neck-related disability decreased from 25.26? ?9.02 to 19.49? ?11.52 (P?=?0.001), and bodily pain in the SF-36 improved from 49.37? ?12.40 to 59.26? ?17.57 (P?=?0.005). Improvements in pain intensity were predicted by weekly minutes of yoga practice during the past 4 weeks (r2?=?0.12, P?=?0.028); improved neck-related disability (r2?=?0.24, P?=?0.001) and bodily pain (r2?=?0.26, P?=?0.006) were predicted by regular yoga practice during the past 12 months. Generic disability did not decrease significantly. Twenty-four patients (68.6%) rated their health as at least somewhat improved. A 9-week yoga intervention improved pain and neck-related disability for at least 12 months after completion. Sustained yoga practice seems to be the most important predictor of long-term effectiveness.


PMID: 23387504

DOI: 10.1111/pme.12053

Other references

Bowatte,S.; Carran,R.A.; Newton,P.C.D.; Theobald,P., 2008: Does atmospheric CO2 concentration influence soil nitrifying bacteria and their activity?. Ammonia oxidizing bacteria (AOB) are important soil microorganisms that carry out the first step in nitrification, the oxidation of ammonia to nitrite. In this paper we investigated the impact of long-term elevated CO<sub>2</sub> on so...

Schutt, P., 1957: Individual differences in susceptibility of Pine to attack by Lophodermium pinastri.. In Pine stands infected with needle-cast disease, heavily and lightly attacked ('positive' and 'negative') trees were selected for grafting under greenhouse conditions, after which they were inoculated with the disease. A signi...

Johnson, G.V.W.; Bailey, C.D.C., 2003: The p38 MAP kinase signaling pathway in Alzheimer's disease. Experimental Neurology 183(2): 263-268

Mustafaev, I.D.; Grishina, E.N., 1976: The developmental biology of bread wheat in Azerbaijan. Among 13 varieties, late (204-209 days), midseason (197-203 days) and early (191-196 days) groups were distinguished. Forms belonging to the botanical variety lutescens, apart from being early, were also resistant to yellow rust.

Dijk, J.M.; Wangge, G.; Graaf, Y.van.der.; Bots, M.L.; Grobbee, D.E.; Algra, A., 2006: Hemoglobin and atherosclerosis in patients with manifest arterial disease. The SMART-study. Background: Decreased hemoglobin levels are known to be associated with an increased risk of coronary mortality and morbidity. This is largely thought to result from the development of left ventricular hypertrophy. Similar remodeling mechanisms of...

Anderson, J.M., 2006: Interview with James M Anderson, Chief Executive Officer, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center. Interview by J L Reinertsen. Quality & Safety in Health Care 15(6): 443-444

Cutten, I.N.; Beale, P.E.; Stanley, M.L.; Cooper, M.J.; Mitchell, G.J., 1990: Evaluation and establishment of pasture legumes on red brown earths. In a three-phase project conducted in 1981-88 to identify Trifolium subterraneum var. brachycalycinum cultivars more suitable than cv. Clare for pasture/crop/pasture rotations in mid-N. South Australia, 246 lines were screened during 1981 and 1982...

Bastin, J.; Vidal, J.R.; Bouvier, S.; Perrone-Bertolotti, M.; Bénis, D.; Kahane, P.; David, O.; Lachaux, J-Philippe.; Epstein, R.A., 2013: Temporal components in the parahippocampal place area revealed by human intracerebral recordings. Many high-level visual regions exhibit complex patterns of stimulus selectivity that make their responses difficult to explain in terms of a single cognitive mechanism. For example, the parahippocampal place area (PPA) responds maximally to enviro...

Near, T.J.; Braman, D.R., 2009: Estimation of turtle divergence times using fossil calibrated molecular phylogenies. Drumheller, AB, Canada (CAN): Royal Tyrrell Museum of Paleontology

Dapavo, P.; Vujic, I.; Fierro, M.Teresa.; Quaglino, P.; Sanlorenzo, M., 2016: The infliximab biosimilar in the treatment of moderate to severe plaque psoriasis. The infliximab originator's patent recently expired, leading to the production of biosimilar versions of the drug. The biosimilars' efficacy was not tested on patients with psoriasis but most regulatory authorities approved their use in...