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Orthopedic Causes & Treatment for Neck Pain

 

 

Orthopedic Causes & Treatment for Neck Pain.

 

Because the neck is more flexible and less protected than the rest of the spinal column, it is more vulnerable to orthopedic problems. The neck is more susceptible to orthopedic injury and orthopedic conditions that result in pain and restricted movement. Many times the neck is actually the source of pain radiating throughout the back, shoulder and arm. Neck pain can be caused by:

  • Orthopedic abnormalities in the bones, joints and soft tissues (muscles, ligaments and nerves)
  • Osteoarthritis- orthopedic degeneration of the joints in cervical vertebrae
  • Rheumatoid arthritis-destruction of the neck joints
  • Disk degeneration-degeneration of the gelatin-like nucleus causing compression of the disks
  • Herniated cervical disk-protrusion of nucleus material into the spinal canal
  • Whiplash - orthopedic injury to soft tissue caused by violent forward and backward neck movement (most often caused by auto accidents)
  • Orthopedic injury from falls, diving accidents and contact sports.

Orthopedic Treatment and Prevention

 

Conservative orthopedic treatment is usually recommended before any surgical alternatives. Traditional orthopedic treatment includes:

  • Rest
  • Immobilization using special orthopedic products
  • Ice
  • Heat
  • Ultrasound
  • Medication
  • Physical therapy
  • Regular exercise
  • Healthy Nutrition
  • Specially constructed orthopedic neck support products

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