Skip to main content

Table 2 Characteristics and clinical findings of patients at baseline

From: Neck pain patterns and subgrouping based on weekly SMS-derived trajectories

Characteristics Study cohort
n = 1150
Excluded cohort
n = 163
  n (%) Mean (SD) n (%) Mean (SD)
Age Mean (SD) [range 18–85]   44 (13)   41 (14)
Females 847 (74)   121 (75)  
Radiating pain 859 (76)   127 (79)  
Headache 810 (72)   126 (78)  
Concomitant low back pain 602 (53)   91 (56)  
Number of previous NP episodes     
0 161 (14)   25 (15)  
1–2 197 (17)   24 (15)  
≥3 791 (69)   113 (70)  
First-time consultation with chiropractor 186 (17)   35 (23)  
Duration of NP    
< 1 month 263 (23)   35 (21)  
1–3 months 161 (14)   30 (19)  
> 3 months 710 (63)   97 (60)  
Baseline intensity of NP (NRS 0–10)   4.1 (2.3)   4.5 (2.1)
Disability - NDI (0–50)   12 (6.7)   16 (6.6)
Psychosocial screening - ÖMPQ (0–100)   39 (16)   44 (15)
Psychological distress - HSCL-10 (1–4)   1.6 (0.5)   1.7 (0.5)
General health (VAS 0–100)   71 (19)   69 (21)
  1. SD Standard Deviation, NP Neck pain, NRS Numeric rating scale, NDI Neck Disability Index, ÖMPQ Örebro Musculoskeletal Pain Questionnaire, HSCL-10 Hopkins Symptom Checklist-10