All Neck Pain Articles

Cervical Surgery Animation

Spinal neck surgery video animation explains anterior cervical discectomy and fusion. ACDF is a common cervical spine surgeries to treat neck pain caused by disc herniation.

Degenerative Cervical Spine Disorders

Neck pain can be caused by spinal degeneration (the process of aging and wear and tear). Learn which degenerative spinal conditions lead to neck pain.

Neck Pain Treatments

If you have developed neck pain, you have several treatment options.

How to Avoid Neck Pain at the Office

Eight important tips from an ergonomics' expert about avoiding neck and upper back pain while working at a computer.

Alternative Treatments for Neck Pain

Alternative treatments, such as acupuncture, capsaicin cream, or yoga, may be a part of your treatment plan for neck pain. Learn about other alternative treatments to help ease neck pain.

Neck Pain or iPad Neck and Tablet Habits

Neck pain was a common complaint among iPad and tablet users in a research study. Mesmerized by a game, social media, or other information, tablet users gaze down, slump, or find other awkward positions in which to stare at their screens, and later, report neck stiffness, soreness, aches and pain.

Neck Pain Center

You have to know what spinal condition is causing your neck pain before you can know how to treat it.

Pinched Nerves Can Cause Back and Neck Pain

People commonly talk about having a pinched nerve, but what is a pinched nerve?

Cervicogenic Headaches Start in the Neck

A cervicogenic headache starts in the cervical spine, your neck. Sometimes these headaches mimic migraine headache symptoms.

Stiff Neck, Crick in the Neck and Relief

Is a stiff neck the same as having a crick in the neck? Learn about the symptoms, causes and home remedies and treatments.

Neck Pain Animation

Neck pain video animation explains a common cause of cervical spine pain; muscle strain and sprain affecting the neck’s soft tissues. Learn when to seek medical attention for neck pain.

When to Call a Doctor for a Pinched Nerve

Serious symptoms of a pinched nerve in the neck or back that require a doctor's attention.

Young Adults, Women at Risk for Neck Pain from Tablet Computers

Study reveals young adults and especially women are at risk for neck pain from tablet use, such as an iPad. Technology can lead to back and neck pain when proper posture is not practiced.

Role of Trigger Points (Myofascial Pain Syndrome) in Neck Pain

Neck pain can be caused when trigger points, also called myofascial pain syndrome develop in the muscles of the cervical spine, shoulders and upper back.

Video: Exams and Tests for Neck Pain

Watch this video to understand the tests your doctor will do as he or she diagnoses your neck pain cuase. Dr. Dan Riew explains CT scans, MRIs, the physical exam, and more.

Video: Causes of Neck Pain

In this video, Dr. Dan Riew (a cervical spine surgeon) goes over what happens in your cervical spine to cause pain.

Neck Pain Overview

In this video, you’ll quickly get basic information about neck pain from Dr. Dan Riew, an orthopaedic surgeon specializing in cervical spine surgery.

Physical Therapy to Relieve Neck Pain

Learn about the various types of physical therapy that can help you get rid of neck pain. How will physical therapy help you find neck pain relief?

Chiropractic Care for Neck Pain

Chiropractic care includes the diagnosis and treatment of many different types of neck (cervical) problems.

Exams and Tests for Neck Pain

Learn about the imaging tests (x-ray, MRI, CT scan) your doctor may order to help diagnose the cause of your neck pain.

Cervical Spine Surgery: Will You Need Surgery for Your Neck Pain?

You may require cervical spine surgery to address your neck pain. Expert-written article explaining all surgical techniques in clear language.

What Works to Relieve Neck Pain?

People with neck pain caused by various cervical spine conditions need to know what helps take the hurt away.

Strength Training Exercises Can Improve Neck Pain

For women with neck (cervical) pain, weekly strength training exercises may help with pain relief. Includes easy, simple exercises to prevent neck pain.

Medications and Spinal Injections to Relieve Neck Pain

Read an overview of medications used to treat neck pain. Includes details on cervical spine injections.

Neck Pain Causes

You need to know what's causing your neck pain and potentially related symptoms. Here, SpineUniverse explains many common causes of neck pain.

Cervical Myelopathy and Spinal Cord Compression

Myelopathy occurs when the spinal cord is compressed. It can lead to neurologic symptoms, such as pain, numbness, or difficulty walking.

High-Tech Can Be a Pain in the Neck

This 21st Century problem is being called "tech neck. "You've seen people like this: shoulders hunched forward, neck straining at an uncomfortable angle.

Symptoms of Neck Pain

To get the best treatment for your neck pain, it's important to understand the symptoms—and what they mean.

Surgery for Neck Pain: Posterior Cervical Fusion

Dr. Dan Riew, the Chief of cervical spine surgery at Washington University, discusses this surgical technique and who it can help. A posterior cervical fusion can help relieve neck pain and other symptoms.

Neck Pain Video Series

A spine expert, Dr. K. Daniel Riew, explains everything you need to know about neck. He reviews the symptoms, causes, and treatments for various types of neck pain in this engaging video series.

How Aging Affects Your Cervical Spine

The aging process can affect your cervical spine, and the wear and tear we put our spines through can lead to degenerative spinal conditions.

Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion with Anterior Cervical Plate Fixation

Watch this fascinating video about a cervical spine surgery option: anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF) with instrumentation.

Surgery for Neck Pain: Artificial Disc Replacement

Watch this video to learn about one cervical spine surgery option: artificial disc replacement.

Surgery for Neck Pain: Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion

Dr. Dan Riew is a trustworthy source when it comes to reviewing your surgical options for neck pain.

Tips for Neck Pain Prevention

9 tips on how to prevent neck pain from SpineUniverse. You can start today to stop neck pain before it even begins.

Non-surgical Treatment for Neck Pain

Dr. Dan Riew reviews your non-surgical treatment options for neck pain in this short (but very informative) video.

Cervical Facet Joint Pain Treatment

One cause of chronic neck pain is dysfunction or disease affecting the cervical facet joints.

Why a Tailored Treatment Plan May Help Your Neck Pain

Learn about an approach in which the amount of treatment you need for your neck pain, is determined at the start of every doctor’s visit.

Chronic Neck Pain? Try Yoga

In a recent study, researchers in Germany set out to explore whether yoga is effective in the treatment of chronic neck pain

How Your Neck Pain May Affect Your Breathing

A recent study explored whether patients who have ongoing neck pain also have problems with respiratory strength.

Symptoms of Neck Pain

Neck pain can come with other symptoms, such as headaches or blurred vision. To understand symptoms associated with cervical spine problems, watch this video. Dr. Dan Riew explains the pain and other symptoms in straightforward language.

Neck Pain Exercise Video: Side Bending

For neck conditions, such as whiplash or degenerative disc disease, you may need to do some exercises to strengthen your neck muscles. The side bending stretch featured in this video may help relieve your neck pain.

Neck Pain Exercise Video: Side-to-Side Head Rotation

You can try to relieve your neck pain by doing the side-to-die head rotation exercise. In this video, you’ll see how to stretch your neck, and you’ll learn how it helps you deal with pain from degenerative disc disease or whiplash.

Neck Pain Exercise Video: Chin Tucks

To help relieve neck pain caused be cervical degenerative disc disease or whiplash, your doctor may recommend this exercise: chin tucks. Watch this video to learn the best way to do them and how often you should do this neck exercise.
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