Common Terms for Neck Pain

A Spine Expert Defines Common Neck Pain Terms

Dr. Dan Riew, a professor of orthopaedic surgery at the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, goes over some terms you may hear your doctor use as he or she talks about neck pain.  Use this video as a quick reference or refresher to help you more fully understand your condition.

Dr. Riew reviews:

  • Myelogram / Lumbar puncture / Spinal tap
  • Annulus fibrosus
  • Nucleus pulposus
  • Prolapse / Herniation / Rupture
  • Radiculopathy
  • Myelopathy
Updated on: 11/20/09
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