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Table 1 Criteria for patient inclusion and exclusion

From: Cervicocephalic kinesthetic sensibility and postural balance in patients with nontraumatic chronic neck pain – a pilot study

Inclusion 1. Age 30–55 years
  2. Neck pain prolonged more than 12 weeks1
Exclusion 1. Neck trauma
  2. Received manual treatment within one week prior to the investigation
  3. Chronic low back pain (> 3 months)
  4. Arthrodesis in foot or ankle
  5. Evidence of impaired function/pain in foot or ankle
  6. Evidence of impaired function/pain in knee
  7. Evidence of impaired function/pain in hip
  8. Diastolic pressure > 110 mm Hg
  9. Pregnancy
  10. Drug abuse
  11. Aid for walking or standing
  12. Known disease that affects nervous system (e.g., multiple sclerosis, stroke, Parkinson disease)
  13. Known disease that affects vestibular apparatus (e.g., Meniére disease, benign paroxysmal positional vertigo)
  1. 1 Not valid for participants in the control group