Otherwise known as non specific or diffuse neck pain. In the vast majority of cases will settle spontaneously.

Acute stretching and sprain of the neck frequently results after motor vehicle accidents and other sudden deceleration injuries. Injury to muscle ligaments, disc and nerve may result

Pressure on the nerve roots as they exit the spine may cause pain and numbness radiating down to the arms, this condition is known as cervical radiculopathy.

Cervical Disc Prolapse or herniated nucleus pulposus and cervical degeneration (ageing) may cause spinal canal narrowing and pressure over the cervical spinal cord.

Ossification of this ligament which runs behind the vertebral body and in from of the spinal canal may cause canal narrowing and cervical spinal cord compression.

Degeneration and head or neck injury may cause instability of the cervical spine.

Cervical Spine Problems

Various upper cervical injuries will require spine stabilization and fusion techniques. We can perform various types of fusion surgeries for any form of upper cervical spine injury or disorder.

Lower or subaxial cervical spine injuries again can cause problems, these can be treated using modern fusion techniques.

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Pain, Instability and catastrophic neurological deficit may be as a result of tumour processes in the cervical spine. Radiotherapy, Chemotherapy and if indicated Surgery for decompression and stabilization are the current mainstays of treatment.