The special supplement published in Spine in February 2008 has been republished with permission elsewhere. The European Spine Journal has published the Bone and Joint Decade articles on neck pain as v. 17, Supplement 1. The great news is, the whole supplement is available on PubMed Central.
From the Editorial Preface:
In this supplement of Spine [republished with permission in this supplement], the results of a unique project, The Bone and Joint Decade 2000–2010 Task Force on Neck Pain and Its Associated Disorders, is published. This multidisciplinary, international Task Force, which was formed in 2000, has consisted of an executive committee, a scientific secretariat, an advisory committee together with research associates and graduate students. These groups involved more than 50 people. Committee members were based in 9 countries and represented 14 different clinical and scientific disciplines. Moreover, the Task Force was affiliated with 8 universities and research institutes in 4 different countries. Eleven professional organizations have been non-financial sponsors. Thus, the Task Force represents a unique gathering of international expertise covering all relevant aspects related to neck pain and its associated disorders. The Task Force has made an impressive systematic review of the vast literature in this field and a best evidence synthesis, which has resulted in 21 chapters in this supplement.