Neck and head pain
At Sydney Spine & Sports Centre (S3C) our chiropractors and physiotherapists in Balmain and Rozelle specialise in the diagnosis and treatment of neck pain. We give you an accurate diagnosis and safe and effective treatments.
Cervical myelopathy is a condition that can cause neck pain and head pain along with a collection of neurological signs and symptoms.
Cervical osteophyte formation may cause neck pain. Cervical osteophytes naturally occur as we age and as a result are more likely to cause neck pain in the middle to later years of life. It is important to accurately diagnosis cervical osteophytes are a source of neck pain so an effective treatment strategy and rehabilitation program can be started.
Cervical bone spurs
Cervical bone spurs can become a source of neck pain. The formation of bone spurs is typical with the normal ageing process. In advance cases bone spurs can begin to compress neural or joint structures.
Cervical stenosis describes a reduction in the size of the spinal canals. Spinal canals are the tunnels through the spine that nerves and the spinal cord travel.
Cervical degenerative disc disease
Cervical degenerative disc disease describes is the process by which intervertebral discs go through wear and tear. In advanced cases, cervical degenerative disc disease can lead to chronic and persistent neck pain and discomfort.
Cervical disc herniation
Cervical disc herniation is a cause of neck pain and discomfort. Sometimes called neck disc herniation or a slipped disc in the neck.
Cervical (neck) osteoarthritis is just another way to say neck arthritis. Neck arthritis describes wear and tear in the neck. This may occur due to previous injuries or may simply be a process of ageing.
Cervical arthritis is a descriptive term to describe arthritic changes that occur in the neck. Arthritis implies a degree of wear and tear in the neck.
Cervical foraminal stenosis
Cervical foraminal stenosis describes a reduction in the size of the tunnels (foramen) in the neck. These tunnels are important because spinal nerves exit the spinal column in these foramen. Compression of a spinal nerve can cause neck pain and neurological symptoms.
Cervical pinched nerve
The term ‘pinched nerve’ implies a nerve is being compressed. Cervical nerves are those that come out of the neck. Pinched nerves in the neck are relatively common. Compression of a nerve can come from multiple different structures in the neck.
Cervical facet syndrome
Cervical facet joint syndrome is a cause of neck pain and discomfort. The facet joints are located at the back of the vertebrae of the neck. Facet joints give the neck the ability to move.
Cervical facet joint pain
Cervical facet joint pain is pain that comes from the facet joints in the neck. Facet joints are important neck joints because they allow both neck movement and stability.
Cervical disc bulge
Disc bulges occur in the cervical spine (neck). A disc bulge is different from a disc herniation (slipped disc).
Cervical disc protrusion
A cervical disc protrusion is a type of disc herniation. A disc herniation occurs when a section of disc material moves out beyond where it normally sits.
Cervical spondylosis is a cause of neck pain. The term cervical implies wear and tear or arthritis in the neck.
Cervical spondyloarthropathies are also called spondyloarthritis and include ankylosing spondylitis, Reiter’s syndrome (reactive arthritis), enteropathic arthritis (associated with inflammatory bowel disease). In children, we call these juvenile spondyloarthropathies.
Cervical radiculopathy is a term used to describes the dysfunction of a spinal nerve in the neck. This dysfunction typically results from becoming compressed by a structure such as a disc following a disc herniation.
Cervical discogenic pain
Discogenic pain in the neck implies that the intervertebral disc is the cause of neck pain. Intervertebral disc are located between the vertebral bones and allow for shock absorption and weight-bearing.
Acute neck pain
Acute neck pain implies that neck pain has been present for less than three months. There are many causes of acute neck pain including traumatic causes of acute neck pain such as strains, sprains, whiplash, infections or inflammatory.
Chronic neck pain
Chronic neck pain is described as neck pain that has lasted for more than three months. There are many causes of chronic neck pain.
Neck stiffness is a symptom. Necks may become stiff due to arthritis, overuse, infection, muscle tightness or a myriad of other causes.
Neck trigger Points
Trigger points are sometimes called muscle knots and are technically known as myofascial trigger points. Essentially they are small pockets of tightly contracted muscle within the neck muscle(s). These pockets of contractions can lead to a cascade of reactions within the muscle that ultimately lead to pain and discomfort.
Whiplash is an acceleration-deceleration injury that usually occurs with motor vehicle accidents but can also occur from being pushed in the back, sporting accidents or falls. Whiplash is a common cause of neck pain.
Red flags are certain signs or symptoms that may suggest something more serious is causing someones neck pain and discomfort.
Internal disc disruption
Internal disc disruption may be a cause of neck pain and discomfort and implies that the inner integrity of the intervertebral disc(s) in the neck has been compromised and is now be a source of pain. Internal disc disruption is also called discogenic pain syndrome or just discogenic pain.
Cervicalgia is a type of neck pain that just persists locally around the neck and doesn’t travel to the shoulders or arms. Cervicalgia is another way to say neck pain and it may be an acute or chronic condition.