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Neck Pain: The structure of the neck, or cervical spine, consists of 7 vertebrae, extending from the skull to the upper torso, or the thoracic spine. The bones, ligaments, tendons, and muscles of the neck function together to support and balance the head as well as provide mobility. But, when a condition or injury causes an abnormality or damage to the cervical spine, the well-known symptoms of pain and stiffness can develop. Neck pain is occasionally experienced by many people although some causes for neck pain are more common than others.

Neck Pain

Cervical Radiculopathy

Cervical Radiculopathy can be defined as a series of symptoms rather than a single condition. Various conditions resulting with the impingement of the spinal nerve roots in the area of the neck or injuries that may cause damage to the cervical spine can cause cervical radiculopathy. The symptoms include pain on the neck, tingling and numbness in the arms and hands, and muscle weakness but, as with any condition, the symptoms can vary for each individual.

Broken Neck

A broken neck, also referred to as a cervical fracture, is often diagnosed when one or more of the 7 cervical vertebra fractures, breaks, or cracks after suffering an injury. Trauma due to an injury is known to be common, especially among athletes, but a broken neck if not treated properly could lead to pain and further complications. A cervical fracture can result in swelling of the muscles surrounding the injury, ultimately causing compression on the nerve roots and often leading to symptoms of cervical radiculopathy.

Source: Preventing Neck Injury

neck pain el paso txCervical Lordosis

The vertebrae of the cervical spine naturally align on top of each other into a slight C-shaped curvature known as cervical lordosis. The curvature of the neck is designed to support the head and spine by balancing the body. In some cases, the vertebra in the neck are altered to the point where the normal cervical lordosis is lost and the neck becomes rectified. Diagnosing this condition can be challenging as symptoms may not be present, but in severe cases, symptoms of pain, tingling and numbness can occur.

Spasmodic Torticollis

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Spasmodic torticollis is a medical condition where the muscles in the neck contract involuntarily and cause the position of the head to abnormally turn to its side or tilt forward or backward. Torticollis causes pain and discomfort as the nerves of the cervical spine can become pinched also, the pain can radiate from the neck to the shoulders, followed by headaches. The symptoms of this condition have been known to progress gradually until they reach a point where they stabilize.

Source: Spasmodic Torticollis

Whiplash

Whiplash is the result of an injury, usually diagnosed after an automobile accident, where the head jolts abruptly in an unexpected, back-and-forth movement in any direction, causing the soft tissue in the spine to stretch and strain. The ligaments and tendons are damaged by the sudden jerk of the head causing the familiar symptoms of neck pain and stiffness. The majority of cases of whiplash are considered mild, but this type of injury can limit mobility and cause headaches.

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The information herein is not intended to replace a one-on-one relationship with a qualified health care professional, licensed physician, and is not medical advice. We encourage you to make your own health care decisions based on your research and partnership with a qualified health care professional. Our information scope is limited to chiropractic, musculoskeletal, physical medicines, wellness, sensitive health issues, functional medicine articles, topics, and discussions. We provide and present clinical collaboration with specialists from a wide array of disciplines. Each specialist is governed by their professional scope of practice and their jurisdiction of licensure. We use functional health & wellness protocols to treat and support care for the injuries or disorders of the musculoskeletal system. Our videos, posts, topics, subjects, and insights cover clinical matters, issues, and topics that relate to and support, directly or indirectly, our clinical scope of practice.* Our office has made a reasonable attempt to provide supportive citations and has identified the relevant research study or studies supporting our posts. We provide copies of supporting research studies available to regulatory boards and the public upon request.

We understand that we cover matters that require an additional explanation of how it may assist in a particular care plan or treatment protocol; therefore, to further discuss the subject matter above, please feel free to ask Dr. Alex Jimenez or contact us at 915-850-0900.

Dr. Alex Jimenez DC, MSACP, CCST, IFMCP*, CIFM*, ATN*

email: coach@elpasofunctionalmedicine.com

phone: 915-850-0900

Licensed in Texas & New Mexico *

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Professional Scope of Practice *

The information herein on "5 Causes For Neck Pain" is not intended to replace a one-on-one relationship with a qualified health care professional, licensed physician, and is not medical advice. We encourage you to make your own health care decisions based on your research and partnership with a qualified health care professional.

Our information scope is limited to chiropractic, musculoskeletal, physical medicines, wellness, sensitive health issues, functional medicine articles, topics, and discussions. We provide and present clinical collaboration with specialists from a wide array of disciplines. Each specialist is governed by their professional scope of practice and their jurisdiction of licensure. We use functional health & wellness protocols to treat and support care for the injuries or disorders of the musculoskeletal system.

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Our office has made a reasonable attempt to provide supportive citations and has identified the relevant research study or studies supporting our posts. We provide copies of supporting research studies available to regulatory boards and the public upon request.

We understand that we cover matters that require an additional explanation of how it may assist in a particular care plan or treatment protocol; therefore, to further discuss the subject matter above, please feel free to ask Dr. Alex Jimenez or contact us at 915-850-0900.

We are here to help you and your family.

Blessings

Dr. Alex Jimenez DC, MSACP, CCST, IFMCP*, CIFM*, ATN*

email: coach@elpasofunctionalmedicine.com

Licensed in: Texas & New Mexico*