The occurrence of neck spasm suggests an injury to the muscles of the neck. Because the muscles of the neck have a low threshold for spasm, the causes of spasm may vary. Because of the importance of the neck in posture, nervous system functions, and activities of daily living, a careful and accurate differential diagnosis is essential.

Neck Strain

Neck strain suggests an injury to the ligaments of the neck, either between the spinous processes as in a whiplash injury or, less commonly, in the ligaments holding the body of ...

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