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[This chapter gives an overview of the clinically relevant anatomical structures of the neck. These structures are the following: cervical vertebrae, the paracervical muscles, vascular and lymphatic structures of the neck, and the neurological structures that reside in the neck. An understanding...
[This chapter discusses the epidemiology, pathophysiology, diagnosis, and treatment for cervical muscle strains and strains.]
[Neck pain is a common musculoskeletal condition and a leading cause of disability and economic cost. Neck pain can often be acute and self-limiting; however, some cases may persist to become chronic in nature. To localize the source of pain, a comprehensive history and physical examination is...
[This chapter examines neck pain that is due to pathology of the intervertebral disc. The biomechanical changes that result in discogenic pain are discussed in-depth in this chapter, including an explanation of the changes that occur on both the structural and chemical levels. Additionally, this...
[This chapter is designed to review the anatomy and pathology of the disorder to better understand clinical presentation, diagnosis, and best nonoperative treatment options for cervical radiculopathy. This chapter also includes discussion of the epidemiology, anatomy, diagnostic work-up, and...
[This chapter provides a comprehensive look at the etiology, diagnosis, and treatment of cervical myelopathy. The causes of cervical myelopathies are divided into extrinsic (i.e., cervical spondylosis, epidural abbesses, and disc herniations) and intrinsic (i.e., viral infections, multiple...
[This chapter discusses the epidemiology, pathophysiology, diagnosis, and treatment for sports-related cervical spine injury.]
[This chapter reviews the pathophysiology, diagnosis, and management of various rheumatological diseases which may present with neck pain. Among the rheumatologic conditions discussed are rheumatoid arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis, myositis, and...
[A 72-year-old male presents to the office with a chief complaint of neck pain for 30 years. He denies numbness or tingling in his upper extremities. He reports restricted range of motion and increased pain with physical exercise and sitting at a computer. He has experienced progressive...
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