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What're the symptoms of neck pain?

Individuals with minor neck pain may be experiencing the earliest symptoms of arthritis. Osteoarthritis can begin in those as young as thirty, and may progress for many years before symptoms appear. Other symptoms of neck pain include headaches; pain in the shoulder, arm or hand; reduced range of motion in the neck; numbness; weakness; and slower reflexes in the arms, hands, legs or feet. Pain in the neck can be more than just a hassle. Neck pain can come from disorders and diseases of any structure in the neck. There are seven vertebrae that are the bony building blocks of the spine in the neck (the cervical vertebrae) that surround the spinal cord and canal. Between these vertebrae pass the nerves of the neck. Within the neck, stuctures include the neck muscles, arteries, veins, lymph glands, thyroid gland, parathyroid glands, esophagus, larynx, and trachea.


More information on neck pain

What is neck pain? - Neck pain is pain that occurs anywhere from the bottom of your head to the top of your shoulders.
What causes neck pain? - Common neck pain is from muscle strain or tension. Usually, everyday activities are responsible.
What're the symptoms of neck pain? - Symptoms of neck pain include osteoarthritis, headaches; pain in the shoulder, arm or hand.
How is neck pain diagnosed? - Neck pain is usually diagnosed through a medical history and physical examination.
What's the treatment for neck pain? - Most cases of neck pain disappear without treatment or with the help of mild pain killers.
How to prevent neck pain? - Prevention of neck pain is related to the cause. Avoid slouching or a head-forward posture.
Bone, joint, & muscle disorders

Topics in bone, joint, and muscle disorders

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Spine (neck and back) disorders
Dupuytren's contracture
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Rheumatoid arthritis
Juvenile rheumatoid arthritis
Septic arthritis (infectious Arthritis)
Psoriatic arthritis
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Gout (gouty arthritis)

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