Office workers risk factors for the development of non-specific neck pain: a systematic review of prospective cohort studies

Occupational and Environmental Medicine, 05/25/2012

Strong evidence was found for female gender and previous history of neck complaints to be predictors of the onset of neck pain. Interestingly, for a large number of factors that have been mentioned in the literature as risk factors for neck pain, such as high physical leisure activity, low social support, and high psychosocial stress, they found no predictive value for future neck pain in office workers.

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