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Neck Pain

Neck Pain

Cervical Sprain/Strain

Cervical sprains and strains are common injuries of the neck, resulting in pain, stiffness, muscle spasm or weakness. A cervical sprain is an injury to the ligaments in the neck. Cervical strains are injuries to the muscles in the neck. Both injuries are caused by stretching or tearing of soft ti…Read More

Cervical Disc Herniation

Cervical disc herniation occurs when a cervical disc (located in the neck) presses on a nerve, causing pain to radiate down the arm and also occasionally causing tingling, numbness or weakness. The extent of the symptoms depends on how much compression of the nerve occurs and the location of the pa…Read More

Nerve Impingement (Cervical Radiculopathy)

Cervical radiculopathy is a condition in which injury that occurs near the root of a nerve located between the cervical vertebrae (in the neck) causes pain, weakness or numbness in other locations along the nerve pathway, such as the arm, shoulder, hand, wrist or fingers. Symptoms result from press...Read More

Muscle Spasm

A muscle spasm is an involuntary contraction of a muscle or feeling of muscle tightness that usually occurs suddenly, is often painful, and typically does not last long. Muscle spasms are similar to muscle cramps. Muscle spasms have many causes, but if they are caused by an injury that is not trea...Read More

Degenerative Disc Disease

Degenerative disc disease relates to changes that occur in the discs throughout the spine as a person naturally ages. The spinal discs, which function as shock absorbers for the spine, separate the vertebrae, and allow the spine to remain flexible, break down over time and can cause painful conditi…Read More

Arthritis

There are many type of arthritis, a condition that primarily causes inflammation, pain and limited mobility in the joints. Symptoms of arthritis are caused by a breakdown of cartilage surrounding the joint, which normally acts like a shock absorber and prevents bones from rubbing together. Some type…Read More