Physical Exam

If you think you have a spine problem (neck or lower back) the first thing to do is consult your primary care physician. You should see your doctor if you have any of the following symptoms: Neck pain with high fever, chills, and weight loss Ongoing numbness, tingling, weakness in the arms or legs Loss…

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Types of Neck Pain

Neck pain includes general pain and stiffness in the neck region,¬†which can include the neck, shoulders, arms, hands, or head. The muscles can be sore and tense. Patients often report of mild to severe headaches. Most pain is due to the aging of the spine. As the spine ages, the discs can degenerate and herniate.…

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When to call your Doctor

You should consult your primary care physician for an evaluation if you have any of the following symptoms: Neck pain with high fever, chills, and weight loss Ongoing numbness, tingling, weakness in the arms or legs Loss of bowel or bladder control Loss of balance Severe headaches Dizziness Neck pain that persists despite conservative treatment…

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What is Neck Pain?

Neck pain can range from a stiff neck to a more serious condition requiring surgery. NeckPainExplained.com offers information for patients with diagnosis ranging from herniated discs to cervical deformity, and surgical treatment options including the artificial cervical disc. Although generalizations about the diagnosis and treatment of spine disorders are commonly applicable, each patient’s treatment plan needs…

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