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NECK PAIN

TYPES OF NECK PAIN

CERVICAL SPONDYLOSIS:

DEFINITION

Cervical spondylosis is defined as arthosis of the posterior intervertebral joints in the cervical vertebrae. It is common in middle aged and the elderly

PATHOGENESIS

CLINICAL FEATURES

Prolonged neck pain with or without radiating pain to the arm

Tenderness in the cervical spine

Limitation of cervical movements

The neurological signs are confined to one or two roots

PHYSIOTHERAPY MANAGEMENT

Physical agents and massage:

Control inflammation, control pain and muscle spasm, control stiffness of soft tissues and joints, assist mobility, increase blood supply and to relieve ischaemia.

Exercises:

Relaxed passive movements, strong isometrics, active assisted movements, active resisted movements, PNF techniques

Cervical traction:

It is a modality of choice for many cervical dysfunction. It is applicable in a wide range of problems from sprain to fractures and dislocation of the cervical vertebrae.

TYPES

Continuous,static,intermittent,polyaxial

Manipulation:

Cervical collar:

Postural and ergonomic exercises:

CERVICAL DISC PROLAPSE

The disc rupture may occur as a result of intrinsic changes in the disc substances or an injury. A part of gelatinous nucleus pulposus extrudes through a rent in the annulus fibrosus at the weakest part of the cervical spine. The C5 – C6 or C6 – C7 intervertebral levels are the common sites of disc protrusion.

The protrusion may be mild, moderate and severe

SYMPTOMS:

Same as above

CERVICAL SPONDYLOLISTHESIS

Forward displacement of the upper cervical vertebra occurs in relation to the lower vertebra.

PHYSIOTHERAPY MANAGEMENT

Mobility of the legs and arms is maintained along with strengthening techniques

Gradual mobilization of the cervical spine and progressive resistive techniques in the available range given with emphasis on isometrics for the cervical extensor group of muscles.

SPASMODIC TORTICOLLIS

Typical torticollis posture presents with acute muscle spasm and pain. Mal alignment of the neck posture at night is the predisposing cause of acute inflammation. It is also be due to hysteria

PHYSIOTHERAPY MANAGEMENT

Relaxed passive movements deep heating modality soothing superficial heat modality

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