PNP is neck pain that persists for more than 3 months and is often recurrent. It is the 3rd leading cause of disability worldwide. It's most common in 40-80 year olds - the fastest growing age group in most western countries. The severity of neck pain and risk of disability increases with age and is associated with higher rates of depression and anxiety. This condition can lead to a decrease in physical activity and significant decline in overall health.
What are current treatments?
- There is not one single treatment that is superior and works for everyone
- Surgery is rarely an option for persistent neck pain
- Spinal injections rarely provide long-lasting benefits.
- Medications (usually anti-inflammatories) should not be considered as a stand-alone treatment
- Best approach for persistent neck pain is a multi-modal conservative approach
How can the Boot Camp Program help people with Persistent Neck Pain?
- The 6-week Boot Camp Program for Persistent Neck Pain is a comprehensive approach, incorporating the best available research
- Combines manual therapy, tailored exercises, and instruction on self-management strategies, including strategies to reduce fear and anxiety
- Includes postural training with activities of daily living
- Goal is to restore function and reduce disability and improve quality of life
- Best results when the program is implemented by a trained practitioner, but important benefits can also be achieved when performed on your own (self-directed)
Our Treatment Program
The Boot Camp Program for Persistent Neck Pain is a 6-week training program aimed at reducing pain and maximizing function in the short and long term
Learn On Your Own
You can enrol in the Boot Camp Program through our online program. The program consists of educational videos, a step-by-step instructional workbook and implementation guide. But before attempting the program on your own, you should consult with your health care provider to ensure the program is right for you.