- Cervical Spondylosis: A degenerative condition that affects the cervical (neck) vertebrae, typically onsetting with old age, causing the intervertebral discs to deteriorate. This can lead to the growth of bone spurs along the front of the spinal canal.
- Herniated Cervical Discs: Intervertebral discs act as cushions between the vertebrae. When they bulge or rupture, they can apply pressure to the spinal cord and/or spinal nerve roots.
- Kyphosis: Either as a result of bad posture over the course of a lifetime, or as a congenital condition, this “humpback” or “hunchback” condition can lead to various problems, especially chronic back and neck pain.
- Whiplash: After a sudden back-and-forth movement of the head, the soft tissues of the neck can be damaged. This often occurs in a rear-end car crash, and painful symptoms may not manifest for several days after the accident.
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