Common Causes of Stiff Neck:
How is neck pain diagnosed?
In diagnosing the cause of neck pain, it is important to review the history of the symptoms. In reviewing the history, the doctor will note the location, intensity, duration, and radiation of the pain. Is the pain worsened or improved with turning or repositioning of the head?
Any past injury to the neck and past treatments are noted. Aggravating and/or relieving positions or motions are also recorded. The neck is examined at rest and in motion. Tenderness is detected during palpation of the neck. An examination of the nervous system is performed to determine whether or not nerve involvement is present.
Further testing of undiagnosed neck pain can include X-ray evaluation, CAT scan, …show more content…
Neck pain is commonly associated with dull aching. Sometimes pain in the neck is worsened with movement of the neck or turning the head. Other symptoms associated with some forms of neck pain include numbness, tingling, tenderness, sharp shooting pain, fullness, difficulty swallowing, pulsations, swishing sounds in the head, dizziness or lightheadedness, and lymph node (gland) swelling.
Neck pain can also be associated with a headache, facial pain, shoulder pain, and arm numbness or tingling (upper extremity paresthesias). These associated symptoms are often a result of nerves becoming pinched in the neck. Depending on the condition, sometimes neck pain is accompanied by the upper back and/or lower back pain, as is common in inflammation of the spine from ankylosing spondylitis. Continue Reading
What are the structures of the neck?
There are seven vertebrae that are the bony building blocks of the spine in the neck (the cervical vertebrae) that surround the spinal cord and canal. Between these vertebrae are discs, and nearby pass the nerves of the neck. Within the neck, structures include the skin, neck muscles, arteries, veins, lymph nodes, thyroid gland, parathyroid glands, esophagus, larynx, and trachea. Diseases or conditions that affect any of these tissues of the neck can lead to neck
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Head and Neck Case Study Allison Quelch 1. What is the name of the foramen at the lower end of the canal, through which the nerve emerges from the skull? The name of the foramen at the lower end of the canal, through which the nerve emerges from the skull is the Stylomastoid foramen. a. Is this also the site of entrance of an artery that supplies the facial nerve within the canal?
Per procedure reports, the patient is status post therapeutic bilateral sacroiliac intra-articular injection on 02/18/16, diagnostic bilateral sacroiliac intra-articular injection on 02/05/16, confirmatory bilateral L3-5 medial branch nerve block on 01/25/16, diagnostic bilateral L3-5 medial branch nerve block on 01/11/16, bilateral L5-S1 transforaminal epidural injection on 04/06/15, bilateral L5 dorsal ramus
2. EMG/NCV studies consistent with peripheral motor and sensory neuropathies, from October 2008 12/15/15 Progress Report described that the patient has ongoing low back pain. He was last seen on 10/28/15. The patient stated that his current medication regimen has been helpful. He rated the pain 9/10-scale level, which is brought down to 6/10-scale level with the medications.
QEP Scripts for Two Recordings – Audio for Musculoskeletal System; “OK, Team! We have a new patient in Room 3B who is being admitted with a progressive (gradual, advancing) decrease in mobility (movement) of his back and legs, and increase in pain located in the lumbosacral (lower back above the tailbone of the spine) area. The patient’s Primary Care Provider has sent along Computed Tomography scans (CT, a rotating x-ray emitter, detailed internal scanner) showing spinal stenosis (narrowing of the spine causing pressure on the nerves and spinal cord causing lower back pain.) and decrease of the normal lordosis (abnormal curvature lower spine, excessive inward curvature of the spine) in the thoracic vertebrae (upper and middle back). Lumbosacral
On examination of the back, there is tenderness upon palpation midline of the lower lumbar and sacral region. Posture shift is to the left.
Based on progress report dated 05/23/14, the patient reports of continued dull aching pain and burning sensation into the cervical spine. She received 2 cc of lidocaine with no epinephrine in the bilateral trapezius, cervical rhomboid, and cervical paraspinal muscles on this visit. Based on progress report dated 07/10/15, the patient complains of unchanged, sharp, dull and aching pain in the cervical spine, which radiates to the bilateral upper extremities. Baseline is 6-7/10 pain. Rest and medications help alleviate the pain.
Page’s patient, P, suffers from back pain and he is determined to find the cause of the pain. To rule of the most lethal causes of back pain, some of the questions Page asks include “Did the pain wake him up at night? Was it worse when he was lying down? Had he recently lost weight?” (Page).
Last week, Allstate reimbursed me the deductible of $500 that I paid for damages to my car. Does this mean that the other party admitted his fault? I want to know what happens next and whether I am going to court or not. I wanted to tell you that I have been suffering from left neck, left back, and left arm pain over the past three weeks. On June 17, my left neck and back got congested and the symptom worsened after I took shower at night.
The vertebrae are numbered and divided into several regions; which correspond to the curves of the spinal column: cervical, thoracic, lumbar, sacrum, and coccyx as shown in figure (2.1). The cervical spine has 7 vertebrae and constructs the neck. The thoracic spine contains 12 vertebrae which the ribs attach to, and the lumbar spine has 5 bones which make the lower back. The sacrum consists of 5 bones which are fused or stuck