Skip to main content

Table 1 Demographics and pain characteristics of the study population at baseline, N = 131

From: The effect of two weeks of spinal manipulative therapy and home stretching exercises on pain and disability in patients with persistent or recurrent neck pain; a randomized controlled trial

  Intervention (66) Control (65)
Age, Mean (sd) 57 (14,0) 57,5 (13,7)
Female, n (%) 37 (56) 36 (55)
Pain duration
1. Less than 6 months, n (%) 0 (0) 1 (2)
2. 6–12 months, n (%) 8 (12) 10 (16)
3. Several years, n (%) 57 (88) 51 (82)
STarT Back categories
1. Low risk, n (%) 47 (80) 48 (79)
2. Medium risk, n (%) 7 (12) 11 (18)
3 High risk, n (%) 5 (9) 2 (3)
If seeing a chiropractor before, how effective was it?
1. Never seen a chiropractor before, n (%) 12 (19) 11 (17)
2. Good or excellent, n (%) 39 (60) 35 (55)
3. No difference, n (%) 14 (22) 17 (27)
4. Got worse, n (%) 0 (0) 1 (2)
Type of occupation
1. No job, n (%) 19 (29) 20 (31)
2. Mostly hard labor, varied or standing, n (%) 17 (27) 15 (23)
3. Mostly sitting, n (%) 30 (46) 30 (46)
Similar pain previously
1. No, n (%) 35 (53) 34 (56)
2. Yes, n (%) 31 (47) 27 (44)
Arm pain, n (%) 42 (65) 36 (57)
Pain in the midback, n (%) 39 (61) 37 (62)
Pain in the low back, n (%) 39 (62) 37 (59)
Sick leave the previous year
Do not work, n (%) 13 (20) 18 (28)
No, n (%) 47 (71) 41 (63)
Yes, between 1 and 7 days, n (%) 3 (5) 2 (3)
Yes, between 8 and 14 days, n) (%) 3 (5) 0 (0)
Yes, more than 15 days, n (%) 0 (0) 4 (6)
Expect to improve (0–10), Mean (std) 6,0 (2,2) 5,8 (2,3)