Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Strength Training Decreases Neck Pain

Muscle-Specific Strength Training Reduces Neck Pain

MedPage Today - January 04, 2008 - By Charles Bankhead

COPENHAGEN, Jan. 4 -- Women who suffer occupationally related chronic neck pain had marked and prolonged relief with regular strength training focused on the affected muscles, investigators here found.

General fitness training also led to pain relief but brought substantially less improvement than with muscle-specific strength training, Lars L. Andersen, M.Sc., of the National Research Center for the Working Environment, and colleagues reported in the January issue of Arthritis Care & Research.

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Keywords – Trapezius Myalgia, Neck

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