The Neck

Cervical (Neck) Herniated Disc

Cervical disc herniation is a common cause of neck and upper body pain.

Cervical Fracture (Broken Neck)

The seven bones in the neck are the cervical vertebrae. They support the head and connect it to the shoulders and body.

Cervical Radiculopathy (Pinched Nerve)

Cervical radiculopathy, commonly called a "pinched nerve," occurs when a nerve in the neck is compressed or irritated where it branches away from the spinal cord.

Cervical Spondylosis (Arthritis of the Neck)

Neck pain can be caused by many things—but is most often related to getting older.

Cervical Spondylotic Myelopathy (Spinal Cord Compression)

Cervical spondylotic myelopathy (CSM) is a neck condition that arises when the spinal cord becomes compressed—or squeezed—due to the wear-and-tear changes that occur in the spine as we age.

Cervical Stenosis, Myelopathy, and Radiculopathy

The cervical spine refers to that portion of the spinal column that is within our neck.

Congenital Muscular Torticollis (Twisted Neck)

Congenital muscular torticollis, also called twisted neck or wry neck, is a condition in which an infant holds his or her head tilted to one side and has difficulty turning the head to the opposite side.

Herniated Cervical Disc

The vertebrae are connected by a disc and two small joints called "facet" joints. As you get older, the center of the disc may start to lose water content, making the disc less effective as a cushion. As a disc deteriorates, the outer layer can also tear.

Neck Pain

The neck has a significant amount of motion and supports the weight of the head. However, because it is less protected than the rest of the spine, the neck can be vulnerable to injury and disorders that produce pain and restrict motion.

Neck Pain Topic Center

A pain-free neck is a lot like the carefree days of our youth — we don’t appreciate it ‘til it's gone.