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Neck pain

Neck pain is a topic covered in the Diagnosaurus.

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DDx

  • Acute or chronic cervical strain, eg, poor sleeping posture, whiplash injury
  • Osteoarthritis, eg, cervical spondylosis on x-ray
  • Herniated disk (discogenic neck pain)
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Ankylosing spondylitis
  • Compression fracture
  • Osteomyelitis
  • Meningitis
  • Migraine
  • Metastatic cancer
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Deep neck infection, eg, Ludwig’s angina
  • Thyroiditis
  • Shoulder disorder
  • Subarachnoid hemorrhage
  • Thoracic outlet syndrome
  • Temporal (giant cell) arteritis
  • Carotid artery aneurysm or carotid dissection
  • If myelopathy (eg, bilateral upper extremity findings, lower extremity spasticity or weakness, bladder dysfunction): osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, motor neuron disease, multiple sclerosis, spinal cord tumor, syringomyelia, tropical spastic paresis (HTLV-1)

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Last updated: December 1, 2014

Citation

Zeiger, Roni F.. "Neck Pain." Diagnosaurus, 4th ed., McGraw-Hill Education, 2014. Medicine Central, im.unboundmedicine.com/medicine/view/Diagnosaurus/114011/all/Neck_pain.
Zeiger RF. Neck pain. Diagnosaurus. 4th ed. McGraw-Hill Education; 2014. https://im.unboundmedicine.com/medicine/view/Diagnosaurus/114011/all/Neck_pain. Accessed April 25, 2019.
Zeiger, R. F. (2014). Neck pain. In Diagnosaurus. Available from https://im.unboundmedicine.com/medicine/view/Diagnosaurus/114011/all/Neck_pain
Zeiger RF. Neck Pain [Internet]. In: Diagnosaurus. McGraw-Hill Education; 2014. [cited 2019 April 25]. Available from: https://im.unboundmedicine.com/medicine/view/Diagnosaurus/114011/all/Neck_pain.
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