Effects of yoga on chronic neck pain: a systematic review and meta-analysis
Language: 
English
Short Title: 
Effects of yoga on chronic neck pain
Abstract: 

OBJECTIVE: The aim of this review was to systematically assess and meta-analyze the effectiveness of yoga in relieving chronic neck pain. METHODS: PubMed/MEDLINE, the Cochrane Library, Scopus, and IndMED were screened through January 2017 for randomized controlled trials assessing neck pain intensity and/or neck pain-related disability in chronic neck pain patients. Secondary outcome measures included quality of life, mood, and safety. Risk of bias was assessed using the Cochrane tool. RESULTS: Three studies on 188 patients with chronic non-specific neck pain comparing yoga to usual care were included. Two studies had overall low risk of bias; and one had high or unclear risk of bias for several domains. Evidence for short-term effects was found for neck pain intensity (standardized mean difference (SMD) = -1.28; 95% confidence interval (CI) = -1.18, -0.75; P?<?0.001), neck pain-related disability (SMD = -0.97; 95% CI = -1.44, -0.50; P?<?0.001), quality of life (SMD = 0.57; 95% CI = 0.17, 0.197; P?=?0.005), and mood (SMD = -1.02; 95% CI = -1.38, -0.65; P?<?0.001). Effects were robust against potential methodological bias and did not differ between different intervention subgroups. In the two studies that included safety data, no serious adverse events occurred. CONCLUSION: Yoga has short-term effects on chronic neck pain, its related disability, quality of life, and mood suggesting that yoga might be a good treatment option.

Author(s): 
Cramer, Holger
Klose, Petra
Brinkhaus, Benno
Michalsen, Andreas
Dobos, Gustav
Item Type: 
Journal Article
Publication Title: 
Clinical Rehabilitation
Journal Abbreviation: 
Clin Rehabil
Publication Date: 
2017-11
Publication Year: 
2017
Pages: 
1457-1465
Volume: 
31
Issue: 
11
ISSN: 
1477-0873
DOI: 
10.1177/0269215517698735
Library Catalog: 
PubMed
Extra: 
PMID: 29050510

Turabian/Chicago Citation

Holger Cramer, Petra Klose, Benno Brinkhaus, Andreas Michalsen and Gustav Dobos. 2017-11. "Effects of yoga on chronic neck pain: a systematic review and meta-analysis." Clinical Rehabilitation 31: 11: 1457-1465. 10.1177/0269215517698735.

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