Neck Disorders

May 1, 2016 Issue
Nonoperative Management of Cervical Radiculopathy [Article]

Learn which clinical clues to look for in the patient history and physical examination, how to differentiate it from other causes of nerve root impingement, and when surgical referral should be considered.

Oct 15, 2010 Issue
Radiologic Evaluation of Chronic Neck Pain [Article]

For many years, there were no guidelines for evaluating patients with chronic neck pain. However, in the past 15 years, considerable research has led to recommendations regarding whiplash-associated disorders. This article summarizes the American College of Radiology Appropriateness Criteria for chr...

Jan 1, 2010 Issue
Cervical Radiculopathy: Nonoperative Management of Neck Pain and Radicular Symptoms [Article]

Cervical radiculopathy is a disease process marked by nerve compression from herniated disk material or arthritic bone spurs. This impingement typically produces neck and radiating arm pain or numbness, sensory deficits, or motor dysfunction in the neck and upper extremities. Magnetic resonance imag...

Oct 1, 2006 Issue
Exercises for Mechanical Neck Disorders [Cochrane for Clinicians]

There is some evidence that a variety of exercises help patients with mechanical neck pain. Evidence is strongest for a multimodal approach that includes exercise and mobilization or manipulation of the cervical spine, although this research has been criticized for having an imperfect control group.

Jan 1, 2005 Issue
Neck Pain [Clinical Evidence Handbook]

What are the effects of treatments for uncomplicated neck pain without severe neurologic deficit? What are the effects of treatments for acute and chronic whiplash injury? What are the effects of treatments for neck pain with radiculopathy?

Jun 1, 2001 Issue
Sore Throat and Difficulty Breathing [Photo Quiz]

Photo Quiz presents readers with a clinical challenge based on a photograph or other image.

May 1, 2001 Issue
A Midline Neck Nodule [Photo Quiz]

Photo Quiz presents readers with a clinical challenge based on a photograph or other image.

Jan 15, 1999 Issue
Cervical Spine Radiographs in the Trauma Patient [Article]

Significant cervical spine injury is very unlikely in a case of trauma if the patient has normal mental status (including no drug or alcohol use) and no neck pain, no tenderness on neck palpation, no neurologic signs or symptoms referable to the neck (such as numbness or weakness in the extremities)...

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