Neck Pain

Chronic Back, Neck Pain Linked to Prior Mental Disorders

Chronic Back, Neck Pain Linked to Prior Mental Disorders

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Mental disorders are positively associated with subsequent self-reported chronic back and/or neck pain, with a clear dose-response relationship between the number of mental disorders and subsequent pain.

Case Study: Headache, Stiff Neck, Droopy Eyes

Case Study: Headache, Stiff Neck, Droopy Eyes

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A man with a history of hypertension and migraines complains of a headache he has had for approximately 3 days alongside neck stiffness and a fever.

Chest Pain Radiating Into the Neck

Chest Pain Radiating Into the Neck

A 44-year-old man presents to his local urgent care clinic for chest pain radiating up into his neck. He states that the pain started 5 hours ago and is gradually getting worse.

Managing Spinal Pain With NSAIDs?

Managing Spinal Pain With NSAIDs?

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Meta-analysis indicates short-term NSAID use is generally safe and can relieve pain, but lacks clinically important benefits.

Is There a Link Between Low Levels of Vitamin C and Back Pain?

Is There a Link Between Low Levels of Vitamin C and Back Pain?

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Results showed a significant link between serum vitamin C concentrations and the prevalence of low back pain.

Neck Pain Alters Posture, Neck Muscle Endurance in Adolescents

Neck Pain Alters Posture, Neck Muscle Endurance in Adolescents

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The prevalence of neck pain has been reported to be increasing among adolescents, but how this pain might affect head posture and endurance of the neck muscles in this age group has received little attention.

Neck Pain From Cervical Degenerative Disc Disease More Likely in Women

Neck Pain From Cervical Degenerative Disc Disease More Likely in Women

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Prevalence of cervical degenerative disc disease tended to be 1.38 times higher in women (4.5%) than in men (3.3%).

Depressed Mood Triples Risk for Chronic Neck Pain in Office Workers

Depressed Mood Triples Risk for Chronic Neck Pain in Office Workers

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Routine screening for psychosocial, physical, and neurophysiologic factors may be indicated.

Alternative Treatments Found to Benefit Chronic Neck Pain

Alternative Treatments Found to Benefit Chronic Neck Pain

Acupuncture, 'Alexander Technique' helped more than drugs and physical therapy.

Innervation Zone Lidocaine Injections Effectively Treat Myofascial Trigger Point-Related Neck Pain

Innervation Zone Lidocaine Injections Effectively Treat Myofascial Trigger Point-Related Neck Pain

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Lidocaine-injection therapy in the intramuscular innervation zone effectively treats neck pain caused by myofascial trigger points.

How to Take a Comprehensive Approach to Complex Regional Pain Syndrome

How to Take a Comprehensive Approach to Complex Regional Pain Syndrome

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Improving diagnostic skills can assist clinicians in formulating a differential diagnosis for back and neck pain.

Booster Massage Dose Could Be Helpful in Chronic Neck Pain

Booster Massage Dose Could Be Helpful in Chronic Neck Pain

Improvements in pain and dysfunction at 12 weeks for those receiving additional massages.

Psychological Mediators of Disability in Back and Neck Pain

Psychological Mediators of Disability in Back and Neck Pain

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Certain stressors are more likely to increase the risk of pain.

Botox Label Expanded To Include Two Flexor Muscles

Botox Label Expanded To Include Two Flexor Muscles

The FDA has approved an expansion of the Botox (onabotulinumtoxinA; Actavis) label for the treatment of adults with upper limb spasticity.

A Magnetic Necklace to Relieve Pain?

A Magnetic Necklace to Relieve Pain?

Research shows that magnets placed on the skin relaxes capillary walls.

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