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2022 Apr 06

Musculoskelet Sci Pract


Specific versus non-specific exercises for the neck extensor muscles in women with chronic idiopathic neck pain: A randomized controlled trial.


Giménez-Costa M, Schomacher J, Murillo C, Sentandreu T, Falla D, Lluch E
Musculoskelet Sci Pract. 2022 Apr 06; 60:102561.
PMID: 35421696.


Structural and functional impairments of the cervical extensor muscles have been demonstrated in people with neck pain. A global exercise approach targeting all neck extensor muscles has shown positive effects in this population. However, to date, the efficacy of exercises specifically targeting the deep neck extensors has neither been tested nor compared to global exercises for the neck extensors.