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   Neck Pain
Pain in the neck
Medical terms related to neck pain :
Cervical Pain, Pain, Cervical, Pain, Neck
Common causes of neck pain: 
o Strep Throat
o Osteoarthritis (a wear-and-tear condition that may develop as you age)
o Shingles (Called also Herpes zoster, Zona, Zoster)
o Sprain Injury (Ligament Injury from accidents, etc.)
o Neck Gland Inflammation
o Nerve Entrapment in Neck (Pinched nerves)
o poor posture
o Tension Headache
o prolonged sitting
o Viral infections ( e.g. Mumps)
o Strain Injury & Muscle Spasm
o Degenerative Disc Disease & Sciatica
Injury resulting from a sudden sharp whipping movement of the neck and head.
Polymyalgia Rheumatica:
A disorder of the elderly marked by muscular pain and stiffness in the shoulders,neck and in the pelvic area.
Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA):
A chronic autoimmune disease marked especially by pain, stiffness, inflammation, swelling, and sometimes destruction of joints;called also atrophic arthritis.

Other Causes of neck pain:
o Fracture (Broken Cervical Spine Vertebra)
o Thyroid Inflammation (Thyroiditis)
o Retropharyngeal Abscess
o Septic Disciitis (rare)
o Diffuse Idiopathic Skeletal Hyperostosis
Ankylosing Spondylitis:
Rheumatoid arthritis of the spine ;called also Rheumatoid spondylitis.
Inflammation of the meninges and especially of the pia mater and the arachnoid.
Twisting of the neck to one side resulting in abnormal carriage of the head and is usually caused by muscle spasms ;called also wryneck.
o Trachea Inflammation (e.g. from Anesthesia Intubation, etc.)


Call your doctor if neck pain is accompanied by: 
o Severe pain
o Accident or injury
o Numbness in arms or legs
o Unexplained fever
o Sudden loss of bowel or bladder control

Medications for neck pain may include: 
o Antipyretics, Analgesics
o Acetaminophen (Tylenol)
o Acetylsalicylic Acid, Aspirin, Ecotrin
o Celecoxib (Celebrex)
o Hydrocodone/Acetaminophen, Vicodin
o Ibuprofen, Advil, Motrin, Medipren, Nuprin
o Naproxen, Naprosyn, Naprelan, Anaprox, Aleve
o Nonsteroidal Antiinflammatory Drugs (Nsaids)
o Rofecoxib (Vioxx)
o Tramadol (Ultram)
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