Neck pain is a common musculoskeletal complaint with a prevalence that has been estimated to be 14% or higher. Neck pain can be divided into two types: (1) those syndromes that cause central neck pain (axial pain) and (2) those that cause pain radiation to the extremities or neurologic injuries. The causes of neurologic injuries include disk herniation and severe narrowing around the nerves in the spinal canal or in the nerve channels (neuroforamina), where the nerves exit the spine. These nerve injuries are discussed in other entries of this ...

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