Neck Pain Patient Decision Aid: Step 4
This page is part of the 'Should I receive manual therapy and exercise for my neck pain?: A patient decision aid' resource for patients. Please see the main project page for further information, or proceed to Step 4 below to decide which reasons to choose each option matter most to you.
Common reasons to choose each option are listed below. Check how much each reason matters to you on a scale from 0-5.
0 means it is NOT important to you, 5 means it is VERY important to you.
How important is it to you…
To get short-term pain relief
To improve neck pain and function in the long term
To avoid the potential minor side effects of manual therapy and exercise
To avoid the potential for rare, catastrophic events
To avoid the cost of manual therapy and exercise (if it’s not covered by your insurance)
To avoid the inconvenience of going to manual therapy and exercise treatment sessions
List other reasons that are important to you
Now think about which option has the reasons that are most important to you.
Which option do you prefer?
- Option #1: Manual therapy
- Option #2: Exercise
- Option #3: A combination of manual therapy and exercise
- Option #4: Discuss other options with your physiotherapist or physician
- Option #5: Do nothing or continue with current strategy
- Click to continue to Step 5: Determine if you have what you need to make your decision?
- Click to return to Step 1: Describe your neck pain
- Click to return to Step 2: Understand the evidence
- Click to return to Step 3: Recognize the risks'