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Neck Pain

Most often it is due to muscle irritation involving the muscles that hold the head and shoulders in the proper position. Frequently this is because of a heavy backpack improperly carried over just one shoulder, which places unnecessary strain on the muscles. Before you go to the physician's office with your child's complaints of neck pain, think about the answers to the questions at the beginning of the section on back pain. Since the neck is simply the top portion of the back, the same questions need to be asked about complaints here. Several additional questions should also be asked. Is the child having headaches Do they occur at the same time as the neck pain Is the child having jaw pain Spasm in the muscles around the jaw may be reported as neck pain.

Whiplash Neck Sprain

Whiplash occurs when an athlete is struck from behind during a contact sport. The physical force causes sudden flexion or extension of the neck, or both, and the head is rapidly thrown both forward and backward. During the short duration of this motion, soft tissues of the neck such as discs, ligaments, cervical muscles, nerve roots, and intervertebral joints may be injured. The injured athlete may not feel any symptoms immediately after the accident, but they may follow soon. According to the current understanding, the hip and trunk are the first body segments and joints to experience movement during whiplash. Forward motion in these structures is accompanied by upward motion, which acts to compress the cervical spine. This combined motion causes the head to revolve backward into extension, producing tension where the lower cervical segments extend and the upper cervical segments flex. With this rotation of the cervical vertebrae, the anterior structures of the cervical segments are...

Dry needling is a specific therapy for restoring softtissue dysfunction

More than 100 billion is spent every year for pain management. Recent studies suggest that more than 6 in every 10 adults over the age of 30 experience chronic pain. Expenditure on the relief of back and neck pain alone has risen to more than 80 billion per year in the United States, a dramatic increase over the past 8 years. In addition to the lost productivity of employees who can no longer work because of pain, an estimated 64 billion per year is lost due to the reduced performance of workers who continue to work while in pain.4

Temporomandibular joint tension TMJ syndrome

This is a collection of symptoms and signs produced by disorders of the temporo-mandibular joint. It is characterised by bilateral or unilateral muscle tenderness and reduced motion. It presents with a dull aching pain around the joint often radiating to the ear, face, neck or shoulder. The condition may start off as clicking sounds in the joint. There may be protrusion of the jaw or hypermobility and pain on opening the jaw. It slowly progresses to decreased mobility of the jaw and locking of the jaw may occur. Causes include chewing gum, biting nails, biting off large chunks of food, habitual protrusion of the jaw, tension in the muscles of the neck and back and clenching of the jaw. It may also be caused by injury and trauma to the joint or through a whiplash injury.

HoneyA Sweet Alternative

My experience reveals that patients do not appear to get addicted to honey like they do refined sugar. However, honey does cause left neck pain. The pancreas must do some type of extra work to process it. Natural honey from a local beekeeper promotes health. Honey has over 150 ingredients such as collagen with a protein called proline. My suggestion is to slowly divert your sugar cravings to honey.

Complementary and Alternative Therapies

Chiropractors are very useful in FM as they often make the initial diagnosis. This may be due to patients seeking chiropractic manipulation after whiplash-type injuries. Some chiropractors report their adjustments in FM patients do not hold like in non-FM patients, and, to date, there is no evidence to support chiropractic adjustments are helpful in the treatment of FM. However, the role of chiropractors may take place early on by diverting regional pain so that it does not become widespread pain, and thus avoiding a leap to central sensitization, the precursor of FM.

Developmental Perspectives of Child Maltreatment

Infants are at the greatest risk for all types of maltreatment, including fatal maltreatment. This is relatively easy to understand from a developmental standpoint. Child neglect occurs commonly as infants are the most dependent on their caregivers to provide the basic necessities of life in a stable, secure environment. Parents who are overwhelmed by life stressors and have personal limitations, or have certain cognitive or medical conditions (such as mental retardation or depression) may become caregivers who cannot pick up on infant cues. In these situations there is a risk of poor attachment and emotional neglect. Parents can also be easily frustrated by an infant whose crying or temperament makes them difficult to handle, leading to the potential for physical abuse. This risk is dangerously high given that infants are already at higher risk for physical abuse because of their physical attributes, such as softer bones, small size, and the inability to resist physical harm or...

Musculoskeletal Disorders

Approximately 15 per cent of youths with Down's syndrome have AAI. Almost all are asymptomatic. The neurological manifestations of atlantoaxial instability include tiredness, difficulty in walking, abnormal gait, neck pain, limited neck mobility and head tilting to one side (torticollis), poor coordination, clumsiness, and sensory deficits. Nearly all of the individuals who have experienced serious injury to the spinal cord have had a long history reflecting the above outlined clinical picture. There is no evidence that participating in sporting activities increases the risk of cervical spine injuries (Department of Health 1995). In the event of an individual's requiring general anaesthesia, nursing and medical staff should be alerted to the possibility of atlantoaxial instability so as to provide the necessary support when moving and handling the unconscious patient (Casey et al. 1995). In a few instances, this may be severe enough to traumatise the spinal cord, with resultant...

Pathophysiologic Factors That Convert Latent Acureflex Points To Passive Points

Pelvic torsion-related pain is associated with leg-muscle shortening or leg length pseudo-inequality and may possibly be related to lumbar and pelvic floor myopathy. In pelvic torsion, rotation of the pelvic iliac bone causes an ipsilateral high positioning of the posterior superior iliac spine and a low positioning of the anterosuperior iliac spine, which results in inequality of leg length. Scoliosis that results from pelvic torsion produces an asymmetry in shoulder height and mechanical stress on neck and shoulders, which can cause myalgic headache, neck pain, and shoulder pain.7-11

Migraine And Tensiontype Headache

Acupuncture Nodes

If we consider the TTH group we can see relatively larger clusters of points on the Chinese occiput, neck and spleen area than in migraine patients these areas have two sectors in common (8 and 9) which are more significantly sensitized with respect to the control group (P< 0.05). This sensitization presumably represents the tension of the cervical muscles and, in the observed group, also the tension of the thoracolumbar muscles (on the medial surface of sectors 17-20). It is possible, however, that several factors besides anxiety and depression may cause an increased tension of the cervical muscles, as for example bruxism, dental and sinus foci, after-effects of a whiplash, etc.

Listeria monocytogenes

Symptoms Healthy adults may not have any symptoms at all or may experience a flulike illness with fever, muscle aches, and nausea or diarrhea. If infection spreads to the nervous system, it can cause a type of meningitis, leading to symptoms including headache, stiff neck, confusion, loss of balance, or convulsions. As the spirochetes move through the body via the bloodstream, other symptoms affecting other parts of the body may appear. These may include flulike symptoms (such as headache, stiff neck, appetite loss, body aches, and fatigue). Although these symptoms may resemble those of common viral infections, Lyme disease symptoms tend to persist or may occur intermittently.

Cervical Laminoplasty

Cervical Laminoplasty Single Door

There is an increasing recognition that this is quite a painful procedure in the short term, mainly with pain in the trapezius region. In the long run a fair number of patients experience neck pain. This has been studied by Hosono et al. 42 . Ninety-eight patients had surgery for their disability secondary to cervical spondylotic myelopathy. Of those patients, 72 had laminoplasty and 26 had anterior interbody fusion. The presence or absence of axial symptoms was investigated before and after surgery. The duration, severity, and laterality of symptoms were also recorded. The prevalence of postoperative axial symptoms

Epidemiology and Variations in Care of Spine Disease

Age-related spinal disease typically presents in the 6th through 8th decades. Patients may complain of nonspecific neck pain, low back pain (LBP), or both. Radicular complaints in the upper extremities or symptoms suggestive The true incidence of symptomatic cervical spondylosis is difficult to assess because minor cervical discomfort or neck stiffness often goes unreported. Teresi et al. 3 reviewed cases in which cervical MRIs had been obtained from patients with no subjective complaint or objective physical finding of degenerative spinal disease. They noted disc space narrowing in 67 of patients older than 64 years, compared with a 24 occurrence rate for those aged 45-64 years. Patients with degenerative spinal disease in the cervical region may present with a myriad of signs and symptoms. The mean age of onset of symptoms ranges from 60 to 69 years, with men affected slightly more than women 4 . The natural history of myelopathy has been well described, with progression usually...

Encephalitis St Louis

Symptoms Only a few people (1 percent) who have this type of encephalitis ever develop symptoms. Most of those who do report a flulike illness characterized by headache, malaise, fever, stiff neck, delirium, and convulsions. There may be visual and speech problems, walking difficulty, and personality changes. Symptoms typically appear between 5 and 15 days after a mosquito bite. Symptoms The most common symptoms of encephalomyelitis in humans and horses is mental impairment. In humans, symptoms include weakness, discomfort, headache, nausea before drowsiness, confusion, stiff neck, and seizures. Permanent complications are common in infants and children who survive. Signs of the disease in horses include fever, loss of appetite, discomfort, mental deterioration, head pressing, circling, and blindness. Death occurs two to three days after infection, caused by the sudden inability to breathe.

Complications Of Kawasaki Disease

Some children with KD have less common symptoms. One well-described pattern is the child with severe abdominal pain who has gallbladder involvement found on abdominal ultrasound. Severe headaches and neck pain are also well described but less common. Some children with KD develop aseptic meningitis if there is significant pain, a spinal tap may be necessary to make sure the child does not have bacterial meningitis, which must be treated immediately. Arthritis with pain and swelling of the knees occurs in some children with KD. Other uncommon findings include inflammation of the pancreas, the kidneys, and the urinary tract.

Select the most effective points in case of pain and limited range of motion

Fig. 10.2 Selection of the most tender points in hierarchical order after two consecutive detections (A and B) in a 36-year-old male patient suffering with recurrent back and neck pain. Dots lateral surface closed circles medial surface. Fig. 10.2 Selection of the most tender points in hierarchical order after two consecutive detections (A and B) in a 36-year-old male patient suffering with recurrent back and neck pain. Dots lateral surface closed circles medial surface.

Haemophilus influenzae type b

Appear in less than 24 hours, with a sudden high fever (100 degrees F to 106 degrees F) chills, vomiting, stiff neck, intense headache in the front of the head, or a seizure. The neck hurts when the child tries to touch his chin to the chest. There may be muscle spasms and photophobia (eye pain from light).

Food Borne Infections during Pregnancy

Monocytogenes leads to flu-like symptoms, such as fever, muscle aches, and sometimes nausea or diarrhea. If the infection spreads to the nervous system, it may also cause headaches, stiff neck, confusion, loss of balance, or convulsions. The bacterium has been found in a variety of raw foods, including unpasteurized (raw) milk, uncooked meats, and vegetables, and in processed foods that become contaminated after processing, such as soft cheeses and cold cuts of meat. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, pregnant women in the United States are approximately 20 times more likely than other healthy adults to get lister-iosis and approximately one-third of listeriosis cases occur during pregnancy. The fetus and newborn are at greatest risk of this infection and its consequences can be severe, leading to miscarriage, stillbirth, and premature delivery or to meningitis in the newborn infant. When infection occurs during pregnancy, antibiotics given promptly to the...

Beating Fibromyalgia with Botox Injections

Physicians use Botox to treat many different types of medical problems, such as tremors, tics, stroke, cerebral palsy, multiple sclerosis, chronic low-back or neck pain, chronic headaches, and a wide variety of other medical conditions. Some plastic surgeons also use Botox to cosmetically (and temporarily) rid people of their facial wrinkles.

Treatment Of Kawasaki Disease

The less common complications of KD, including gallbladder involvement, headaches, neck pain, aseptic meningitis, arthritis of the knees, and inflammation of the pancreas, kidneys, or urinary tract usually respond to therapy for the KD and in most cases do not require special treatment.

Testing for a Knee Flexion Contracture

On occasion I see children who were diagnosed with pauciarticular-onset disease many years before who now have stiff necks. It is well recognized that children with polyarticular-onset disease may develop cervical fusion over time, causing the stiff neck. Sometimes there is no real complaint from the child, and the finding is noted only on X-rays. It is unclear whether cervical fusion is a complication of true pauciarticular-onset arthritis or whether these are children whose disease should have been characterized as polyarticular initially. Some children with pauciarticular-onset arthritis eventually develop problems with the temporomandibular joint, which allows the jaw to open and close. It can present as difficulty opening the mouth widely, difficulty chewing, or chronic headaches on one side of the head. Often this occurs in children who are also found to have neck pain. How these two findings are interrelated and their

Specific Conditions

In wryneck, also called torticollis, the child holds the head to one side because of problems with the sternocleidomastoid muscle, at the front of the neck. This muscle is sometimes injured at birth and becomes shortened as a result of the injury. Children with this problem may develop neck pain as they get older and their muscles try to compensate. Wryneck in older children is usually due to an injury to a neck muscle, such as from carrying a heavy backpack on one side. Neck muscle injury is the most common cause of neck pain in children. If the pain is severe, there may be muscle spasm, forcing the child to hold the head tilted to one side for comfort. Pain due to irritation of the sternocleidomastoid muscle radiates into the front of the chest. In contrast, pain due to irritation of the trapezius muscle radiates down into the middle of the back and out toward the shoulder on the affected side. The child may go to bed at night without complaint but wake up the next day stiff and...

Rheumatoid Arthritis

Cervical spine involvement in RA is of particular importance because of the potential for catastrophic neurological consequences. Extension of inflammation into the discover-tebral area can lead to bone and cartilage destruction, with malalignment and subluxation. Early involvement may lead to occipital headache. However, the course of neck pain and myelopathy or other neurological symptoms do not always run parallel. Alternate presentations include progressive spastic quadriparesis with painless sensory loss in the hands or transient episodes of medullary dysfunction. Spinal cord compression can occur and radiographs, including flexion and extension views of the cervical spine, should routinely be performed in any RA patient undergoing surgery with general anesthesia, particularly those with longstanding disease.

The Symmetricalasymmetrical Distribution Of The Points On The Auricles

Another issue regarding the irregularity of distribution of auricular points is that skin alterations, but also points with greater tenderness and lower electrical resistance, tend, for reasons still to be understood, to be concentrated on particular sectors (see Figs 4.7, 5.5, 7.1). It is possible that these clusters of high value are the representation of recurrent diseases with a higher rate of symptoms in specific areas of the body, as for example backache and neck pain reported respectively by 82.6 and 74.3 of my patients. Another hypothesis which has already been discussed is that this asymmetry, respecting Bossy's homunculus principle, may also be correlated with the functions of the body regulated by the autonomic nervous system. Therefore the representation of ganglion and plexus related to the cervical sympathetic and cranial parasympathetic systems could be represented on sectors 5-11 of the Sectogram and the abdominal sympathetic system could be represented on sectors...

In the identified areas select the most important points in order of importance

It is therefore possible to reduce the number of points to treat by minimizing the discomfort of therapy to the patient and preventing any side-effects due to inappropriate stimulation. The patient in Figure 10.2 asked for help because he was suffering with chronic back and neck pain further symptoms were depressive mood, fatigue, bruxism and constipation. PPT identified 15

Fine Tuning Your Pain Filter

Finally, bear in mind that being pain-free is usually a temporary condition. Most of us live with minor aches and pains, which occur for a variety of reasons. To prove this, you could take a poll of your colleagues or friends. Ask them if they have experienced any one of these three conditions in the past few weeks (1) low back pain (2) neck pain or (3) headache. Most adults have had pain of one of these types in the recent past. So, although your pain filter may be working overtime, do keep in mind that most pain conditions are relatively benign.

Fruit and Veggie Diet

DeMaria because I had bad acne, sinus infections, stiff neck and headaches, fluid in my ears and allergy attacks. I was taking medication for my sinuses, which I don't need much any more. Following Dr.'s recommendations, I have eliminated sugar and dairy and I now eat more green veggies and drink more water. I feel much better every day. I know that my healing process is well on its way. God made us, He knows how to fix us. But it is a process and requires discipline. Thank God for the knowledge that He has given to Dr. Bob. Nia Greenhill


3) Leslie is a 21-year-old Caucasian female college student who was in her usual excellent state of health until six months ago when she was involved in a minor motor vehicle accident. She was diagnosed with whiplash and despite extensive physical therapy, NSAIDs, and faithfully wearing the soft collar her provider prescribed, she has not improved. In fact, over the past three months, her pain has extended to her upper arms, lower back, and hips. Concurrently, her sleep has become increasingly fragmented, and she wakes up several times at night, often unable to return to sleep. Her clinician has been treating her for depression due to her poor sleep and her ongoing concern about her health. The antidepressant medication is not helping her pain, mood, or sleep, and she is worried she may need to drop out of school. Additionally, she feels out of control regarding her health and well-being and wonders why she feels like someone sixty years old.

Stand Against Evil

The head glide takes some concentration. (See Figure 3.) Sit with your eyes closed. Slide your head and upper neck straight backward, then tilt chin up slightly. Do not move your shoulders. This is an excellent way to establish and maintain a normal cervical curve. A normal lordotic cervical curve will increase the strength of your spine by a factor of seven. Hold the head position for five seconds. Complete three sets of 15 every day. You may feel slight neck pain at first, but this exercise will prevent long-term spinal imbalance and will help minimize the damage caused by subluxation once your subluxations are checked and corrected. (See Day 288 for a more detailed explanation of subluxation.) Natural Prescription for Health Your eye glasses position may need to be adjusted with this maneuver. Eliminate bananas, raisins, grapes, and any dried fruit to relieve left neck pain.

What About Cheese

Cheese is a logical way to incorporate dairy into your life. However, in my experience most patients can only tolerate a small amount of cheese before they notice left neck pain, general body pain, skin eruptions, or other toxic overload symptoms including sinusitis. Focus on raw, organic cheese without additives. This quality can be located in most grocery stores today. Do not eat man-made cheese in a can, box, or with colors and additives. Be sensitive to body symptoms with the addition of cheese in your diet.

Case Study

Checking the patient's auricles again I found a very sensitive point close to Durinyan's 'basic zone for heart and coronary circulation' (Fig. 5.41, gray point). An ECG was repeated (1 month after the first) and this time signs of inferior necrosis were evident, even though myocardial enzymes were negative. The Bruce stress test with increasing loads confirmed signs of transmural ischemia with ST-segment elevation in D2, D3 and aVF until the seventh minute of recovery. Medication based on nitrates, calcioantagonists and heparin eliminated the neck pain as well and I could not find any of the tender points on the anthelix identified during the first examination.

Other Conditions

A fever may produce a headache, which can be the result of influenza or a bacterial infection. A fever, headache, and neurological symptoms together can also signal a central nervous system infection. Rarely, a high fever and severe headache are signs of meningitis or encephalitis, especially if these symptoms are accompanied by a stiff neck, weakness, seizures, vision changes, lethargy, personality changes, nausea, and vomiting. It is urgent that these diagnoses be made as quickly as possible, because delays can cause serious complications.

Nonmalignant Pain

Nonmalignant pain is common in cancer survivors for a number of reasons. People often have postoperative pain problems related to a surgery and resultant scar tissue. It is not uncommon to have postoperative complications such as arm or leg swelling due to lymphedema (which is usually painless but can cause pain, for example if the swelling is severe and compresses a nerve or if people overuse their good arm or leg and develop pain in this limb). Injury to the brain or spinal cord can cause weakness and structural problems with resultant pain. Lack of activity while a person is ill and during convalescence can lead to reduced strength, which might promote such problems as back and neck pain.

Special Equipment

A great deal of equipment is available to help with pain relief, depending on the particular condition in question. For example, a telephone headset or ear set is ideal for someone with neck pain. If you have hand pain and need to use the computer, voice-activated software can be extremely helpful. For people with back pain or foot pain, custom shoe orthotics or extra-deep and extra-wide orthopedic shoes can provide relief. And if you have hip or knee pain, a cane can reduce the load borne by the affected joint, diminishing the pain. There are so many types of equipment that it is impossible to discuss them all here. But the right equipment is incredibly important when treating pain.

Viral Meningitis

Symptoms Symptoms usually appear quite suddenly, with a high fever, severe headache, nausea and vomiting, and stiff neck. There may be sensitivity to light and noise, sore throat, or eye infections. There also may be accompanying neurological problems, such as blurred vision. Most people recover completely within two weeks, although there may be muscle weakness, tiredness, headache, muscle spasms, insomnia, or personality changes such as an inability to concentrate for months afterward. These are rarely permanent.

Head Injuries

Dry needling acupuncture is a very helpful modality during rehabilitation for treating conditions caused by head injury. The treatment protocol consists of two parts specific treatment, which focuses on the patient's complaint of local symptoms (e.g., stiff neck, nausea, tension in the trape-zius and levator scapulae regions), and nonspecific treatment, in which the primary homeostatic acu-reflex points (ARPs) are needled for systemic symptoms such as headache, dizziness, or amnesia. Treatments should be provided twice per week for the first few weeks and then once per week until the patient feels maximal or complete recovery.

Mechanical Traumatic

Steve Spaulding Rheumatology

About 25 of patients with syringomyelia, or spinal cord cysts, will present with painful scoliosis. Other associated symptoms include headache, neck pain, pes cavus, and neurological signs such as abnormal gait, loss of abdominal reflexes, and change in sensation for pain or temperature (44). When syringomyelia is present, it is recommended that the entire spine of these patients be examined by MRI to look for other anomalies (44).

Divergent Thinking

In addition to the fever, if the patient is unconscious, the physician might still have trouble distinguishing between these two diagnostic possibilities. If, however, the patient has a stiff neck, the patient's fever and unconsciousness are most likely related to an infection of the central nervous system, such as meningitis. To obtain further converging evidence, the doctor can perform a spinal tap, and if the spinal fluid has white blood cells and bacteria, there is now sufficient converging evidence to make a diagnosis of meningitis and to start antibiotic therapy.

Ducking Diabetes

Bob, I could not raise my left arm up to my head. It started with neck pain and went down to my shoulder and my left arm wouldn't function. Since receiving regular adjustments and making a few lifestyle changes such as eating correctly and regularly exercising the subluxation has improved and the mobility in my neck is better so that I am now able to turn my head much easier. Also my arm is now functioning normally. The most difficult modification was giving up things containing sugar as well as yogurt. I was previously on medication for high blood pressure. Barbara Polen

Flexion Test

Under this heading could be included a complete list of pathologies that may affect bone, disc, ligament, etc. Any patient who has a pathological condition may also, incidentally, have mechanical dysfunction in the musculo-skeletal system. As long as the object of the technique is to deal with the mechanical disorder and suitable care is taken to protect the patient's welfare, contra-indications may be considered relative in that case. The main reason for grading osteopathic techniques into their various different varieties and different modifications is that it should be possible to make a prescription of a particular approach to technique that would suit a given patient. A combined leverage and thrust technique using a long leverage in an 80-year-old with a stiff neck would clearly be unwise. This does not mean that a very light and delicate minimal leverage thrust technique or muscle energy technique could not be carried out in such a case.

Shellfish poisoning

Severe shaking often begins in response to frustration over a baby's crying or toileting problems. The adult shaker also may be jealous of the attention which the child receives from a partner. Shaken baby syndrome is also known as abusive head trauma, shaken brain trauma, pediatric traumatic brain injury, whiplash, shaken infant syndrome, and shaken impact syndrome.