Gradual onset neck pain

Scheuermann’s Disease

Scheuermann’s Disease is a hereditary disease that mainly affects growing boys between the ages of 13 and 16 years. It is the most common postural abnormality of the spine in young athletes. Children complain of acute pain in the upper back and in later years the upper spine (thoracic) may become hunched or rounded. Symptoms …

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Kyphosis

Kyphosis

Kyphosis is a postural syndrome of the upper back and neck where the shoulders appear rounded and the upper back hunched. He we explain the types, causes and treatment options. Serious Kyphosis where the spine is significantly deformed will require medical treatment. Here we focus on Kyphosis as a result of poor posture and muscle …

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Thoracic Outlet Syndrome

Thoracic outlet syndrome is a term used to describe the compression of nerves and/or blood vessels which travel from the neck to the armpit. Compression of these structures can cause pain, tingling, numbness, and weakness from the neck and throughout the arm. Symptoms Symptoms vary depending on the exact location and structures being compressed, as …

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Whiplash

Whiplash or acceleration/deceleration injury as it is also known as an injury to the neck, caused by a rapid forward and backward motion of the head. This occurs most commonly from a car accident, although can also be sustained through sports involving direct contact or a fall onto the head. Whiplash symptoms The patient will …

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Stiff Neck (Wry Neck)

An acute wry neck or ‘stiff neck’ is a common complaint which will probably affect everyone at some point in their life. Symptoms include sudden onset neck pain with restricted movement. It is, however, usually short-lived, lasting for just a few days at a time. Symptoms of a stiff neck Symptoms of a stiff neck …

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