Neck & Back
Common Injuries Treated by Rapid Access Orthopedics
Neck Sprain / Pain
Most episodes of acute neck pain are due to a muscle strain or other soft tissue sprain (ligaments, tendons). This type of injury can be caused by a sudden force (such as whiplash) resulting from a car accident, or from straining the neck. Most minor injuries to the ligaments, tendons and muscles in the neck usually heal with time (a couple of days or weeks) because these soft tissues have a good blood supply to bring the necessary nutrients and proteins for healing to take place. Nonsurgical care, such as ice and/or heat, medications, and physical therapy can help alleviate the painful condition while it is healing.
A herniated disc in the neck may produce symptoms in a localized area or may cause pain, tingling or numbness which radiates into the shoulder, arm, hand and even fingers. This depends on how the disc is herniated and its location. The disc provides cushioning for the bones of the neck and is situated between each spinal bone, providing adequate spacing for the nerves to exit without any interference.
The term sciatica describes the symptoms of leg pain and possibly tingling, numbness or weakness that originates in the lower back and travels through the buttock and down the large sciatic nerve in the back of the leg.
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