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Month: September 2013

Wryneck (Acute Torticollis)

September 30, 2013

Brief Outline of Wryneck Wryneck or acute torticollis is a painful neck injury that usually follows a sudden rotational movement of the head. Nerves in the neck are compressed, resulting in muscle spasms, accompanying pain, and loss of movement. Many sports can cause the injury, though it can often arise spontaneously in the morning when waking […]

Slipped Disc (Acute Cervical Disc Disease)

September 27, 2013

Brief Outline of Slipped Disc to the neck Cervical discs are shock-absorbing pads of tissue cushioning bones of the cervical spine. A variety of injuries to these discs can cause pain and hamper movement and flexibility of the neck. Slipped discs occur when the gel-like substance leaks from the disc’s interior, following a split or […]

Whiplash (Neck Sprain)

September 27, 2013

Brief outline of whiplash (neck sprain) Whiplash injury occurs when there is sudden flexion and/or extension of the neck, usually when the athlete is struck from behind during contact sports and the head is rapidly thrown both forward and backward. Soft tissues of the neck including intervertebral joints, discs, ligaments, cervical muscles, and nerve roots […]

Neck Strain, Fracture, Contusion

September 25, 2013

Brief Outline of Neck Injury Injuries to the neck can be serious, particularly in the case of broken or fractured vertebrae. Neck strains are less serious and far more common and involve injury to the muscles or tendons of the neck. Contusions are bruises to the skin and underlying tissue of the neck, usually the […]


September 18, 2013
Leg, Wrist

What are ganglions? Ganglions are small sacs (cysts) filled with fluid that often appear as bumps on the hands and wrists. They can also develop on feet, ankles, knees, or shoulders. A ganglion can grow out of a joint capsule, which surrounds the joint, or a tendon sheath, which covers the tendon (the fibers connecting muscle to bone). […]