The Neck

The Neck

  • Cervical (Neck) Herniated Disc

    Cervical disc herniation is a common cause of neck and upper body pain.

  • Cervical Fracture (Broken Neck)

    The seven bones in the neck are the cervical vertebrae. They support the head and connect it to the shoulders and body.

  • Cervical Radiculopathy (Pinched Nerve)

    Cervical radiculopathy, commonly called a "pinched nerve," occurs when a nerve in the neck is compressed or irritated where it branches away from the spinal cord.

  • Cervical Spondylosis (Arthritis of the Neck)

    Neck pain can be caused by many things—but is most often related to getting older.

  • Cervical Spondylotic Myelopathy (Spinal Cord Compression)

    Cervical spondylotic myelopathy (CSM) is a neck condition that arises when the spinal cord becomes compressed—or squeezed—due to the wear-and-tear changes that occur in the spine as we age.

  • Cervical Stenosis, Myelopathy, and Radiculopathy

    The cervical spine refers to that portion of the spinal column that is within our neck.

  • Congenital Muscular Torticollis (Twisted Neck)

    Congenital muscular torticollis, also called twisted neck or wry neck, is a condition in which an infant holds his or her head tilted to one side and has difficulty turning the head to the opposite side.

  • Herniated Cervical Disc

    The vertebrae are connected by a disc and two small joints called "facet" joints. As you get older, the center of the disc may start to lose water content, making the disc less effective as a cushion. As a disc deteriorates, the outer layer can also tear.

  • Neck Pain

    The neck has a significant amount of motion and supports the weight of the head. However, because it is less protected than the rest of the spine, the neck can be vulnerable to injury and disorders that produce pain and restrict motion.

  • Neck Pain Topic Center

    A pain-free neck is a lot like the carefree days of our youth — we don’t appreciate it ‘til it's gone.

  • Neck Sprain

    The seven bones of the spinal column in your neck (cervical vertebrae) are connected to each other by ligaments and muscles—strong bands of tissue that act like thick rubber bands.

  • Nerve Injuries

    Nerves are fragile and can be damaged by pressure, stretching, or cutting.

  • Stinger: Neck Sports Injury

    In the world of contact sports, such as football, hockey, soccer or basketball, a common cervical injury affecting the neck and upper body is the stinger.

  • Stress and Neck and Back Pain

    Life's demands create stress, and although some stress may be good, too much can cause health problems.

  • Whiplash Topic Center

    It’s sometimes called a neck strain or sprain, though not all neck strains and sprains are whiplash.