Health Tip: Got a Pain in the Neck?09/20/11
(HealthDay News) -- The neck has an unusually important job --
supporting the weight of your head! When there's pain in the neck,
it can stem from a soft tissue injury, or an abnormality in the
joints and bones at the top of the spine.
The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons mentions these
possible causes of neck pain:
- A problem, such as rheumatoid arthritis, caused by inflamed
- Injuries due to prolonged wear and tear.
- Cervical disk degeneration (spondylosis), in which the padding
inside the disks of the neck deteriorates.
- An injury to the neck, stemming from factors such as an
automobile accident, a fall or sports injury.
- Rare tumors, infections or congenital defects of the
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