Neck articles

Cervical Radiculopathy (Pinched Nerve)

Some individuals suffer with neck pain that could end up radiating down into the arm and the shoulder. Most of the time, this pain is caused due to an injury near the spinal nerve root. This type of injury is often called a pinched nerve...

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Cervicothoracic Joint (CT) Dysfunction

Joint dysfunction is one of the main causes of neck pain. Most of the time, the underlying cause is attributed to a disorder of the facet joints, which is attributed to disc disruption. Dysfunction can cause a secondary muscle spasm, which...

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Cervical Spondylosis

Neck pain occurs more often than one might think. Any number of things can cause neck pain, but it is often attributed to aging. Like the rest of your body, the bones found in the neck will slowly degenerate as you grow older. It is because...

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Cervical Fracture

Seven bones in the neck make up the cervical vertebrae. They provide the head with support and keep it connected to the body and the shoulders. A fracture in one of the cervical vertebrae is often referred to as a broken neck. Most of the...

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Disc Herniation

Around 80% of the population will at one time or another suffer from lower back pain. Pain can range from severe to mild and be long-lasting or short-lived. Regardless of how the pain happens, lower back pain makes it quite difficult to...

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Cervical Kyphosis

The spine has a number of normal curves when you look at it from the side. The curves aid in the absorption of loads applied to the spine from your body weight. They also assist with movement of your neck. The neck and lower back have a...

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Whiplash and Whiplash Associated Disorder (WAD)

Whiplash is a common injury that occurs within the neck from a sudden acceleration and deceleration force causing unrestrained, rapid movements backward and forward to the head and the neck, which is often from a car accident. Whiplash...

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Facet Joint Osteoarthritis

At one point in time or another, everyone will experience pain in their lower back.  Pain can range from mild to intense.  It can be either short-lived or long-lasting.  Regardless of how it happens, lower back pain makes many of the...

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Focal Dystonia

Dystonia is a movement disorder causing the muscles to involuntarily spasm and contract. Opposing muscles will often contract simultaneously, just like as if they were trying to compete to control a specific body part. Involuntary muscle...

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Degenerative Disc Disease (DDD)

Just about everyone will end up with some type of lower back pain or another throughout their lifetime. Pain can range from mild to severe. It can last for an extended period of time or it can be short-lived. Regardless of how it happens,...

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