Most episodes of neck pain are due to muscle strain or soft tissue sprain (ligaments, tendons), but it can also be caused by a sudden force (whiplash). These types of neck pain often improve with time and non-surgical care such as medication and chiropractic manipulation. But if neck pain continues or worsens, there is often a specific condition that requires treatment, such as cervical degenerative disc diseasecervical herniated disc, cervical stenosis, or cervical arthritis.

Cervical radiculopathy signs and symptoms typically include pins-and-needles tingling, numbness, and/or weakness. The location of these symptoms (e.g. fingers) will differ depending on which nerve root is affected.

The treatment for cervical radiculopathy will depend mainly on the severity and the underlying cause of the patient's symptoms.

Cervical spondylotic myelopathy (CSM) refers to impaired function of the spinal cord caused by degenerative changes of the discs and facet joints acquired in adult life.

Several anatomical structures in the upper cervical region are the common sources of cervicogenic headache (CGH). Certain postures, activities, sports, and occupations are associated with a risk of causing CGH.

Cervicogenic headache (CGH) causes a dull ache in the neck and head. CGH symptoms also include reduced neck movements, radiating pain and more.

Although neck strains are the most common cause of neck pain, there are several conditions that may lead to either acute and chronic neck pain.

Physicians will need to obtain a complete profile of the patient's symptoms, medical history, and imaging results in order to accurately diagnose cervical osteoarthritis.

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