Neck pain (adults)

Current Care Summary
A working group appointed by the Finnish Medical Society Duodecim, Societas Medicinae Physicalis et Rehabilitationis Fenniae and the Finnish Association for General Practice

Current Care Guideline «Niskakipu (aikuiset)»1 and Summary «Niskakipu (aikuiset)»2 in Finnish

Neck pain is usually non-specific, but serious illness or specific reasons for neck pain need to be ruled out. Patients are encouraged to continue their daily activities. Acute neck pain often disappears without any special treatment. Patient information is important. If pain medication is needed, paracetamol is the primary choice. Multidisciplinary treatment is recommended if disabling pain does not improve during the first two months. Neck-specific exercises are recommended in the chronic phase.

Jaro Karppinen (Chair)

Katri Laimi

Ville Leinonen

Antti Malmivaara

Jaakko Niinimäki

Olavi Airaksinen

Jari Arokoski

Juha Auvinen

Juhani Jääskeläinen

Kari-Pekka Martimo

Petri Salo

Lauri Soinne