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Neck Injuries and Disorders

Health Tip: Is My Neck Pain Serious?

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(HealthDay News) -- Neck pain can stem from a variety of factors and conditions, from injury to a soft-tissue abnormality.

Most cases resolve on their own, but some require immediate diagnosis and treatment.

The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons offers this list of warning signs that you should call a doctor:If you have severe pain stemming from an injury caused by a fall or car accident.If your neck pain feels like it extends into the legs or arms.If your pain is persistent and continuous....

(HealthDay News) -- Neck pain can stem from a variety of factors and conditions, from injury to a soft-tissue abnormality.

Most cases resolve on their own, but some require immediate diagnosis and treatment.

The American Academy of...

Is Spinal Manipulation an Effective Treatment for Neck Pain?

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Spinal Manipulation, Home Exercise May Ease Neck Pain

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MONDAY, Jan. 2 (HealthDay News) -- Spinal manipulation and home exercise are more effective at relieving neck pain in the long term than medications, according to new research.

People undergoing spinal manipulation therapy for neck pain also reported greater satisfaction than people receiving medication or doing home exercises.

"We found that there are some viable treatment options for neck pain," said Gert Bronfort, vice president of research at the Wolfe-Harris Center for Clinical...

Health Tip: Got a Pain in the Neck?

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(HealthDay News) -- The neck has an unusually important job -- supporting the weight of your head! When there's pain in the neck, it can stem from a soft tissue injury, or an abnormality in the joints and bones at the top of the spine.

The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons mentions these possible causes of neck pain:A problem, such as rheumatoid arthritis, caused by inflamed joints.Injuries due to prolonged wear and tear.Cervical disk degeneration (spondylosis), in which the...