Epidemiology of nonspecific neck pain

Epidemiological studies of neck pain are based on questionnaires and surveys, which may overestimate the frequency of the condition. Nevertheless, it is clear that nonspecific neck pain including whiplash places a heavy burden on individuals, employers, and healthcare services. About two-thirds of the population will experience neck pain at some time in their lives 7, 8 , with the condition being most common in middle age, and in women 9 . The reported prevalence of neck pain varies widely...