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Types of Neck

Cervical Dislocation
Cervical Dislocation

Cervical Vertebrae Dislocation can be defined as a medical condition in which there is displacement of the small bones in the neck. This condition usually arises due to a traumatic injury to the head or neck.

Crick in the Neck NicolasMcComber/Getty Images
Crick in the Neck NicolasMcComber/Getty Images

NicolasMcComber/Getty Images Have you ever awakened with a nasty neck crick and wondered what it could be? A "crick in the neck" is not a medical diagnosis. Usually, muscle spasm, trigger points, arthritis, and/or a disc problem underlie the pain.

Herniated Disc Sunlight19/Istock
Herniated Disc Sunlight19/Istock

This is what it means for a disk to become herniated. A herniated disk is also called a “ruptured disk” or a “slipped disk.” You can think of it like a jelly doughnut whose filling has squirted out.

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Muscle Strain Elizabeth Young/Getty Images
Muscle Strain Elizabeth Young/Getty Images

Elizabeth Young/Getty Images A neck strain is an injury to the muscles that attach to and move the upper part of the spine. Symptoms include muscle spasm, reduced flexibility, and pain, but strains are graded, meaning that they range from mild to severe.

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Neck Fracture Stefano Garau/Istock
Neck Fracture Stefano Garau/Istock

Stefano Garau/istock A neck fracture is a break in a cervical bone. It may be caused by trauma, a fall, or degenerative changes in the spine. The angle of force at impact often determines the type and severity of the break. Football players who block with their head are at high risk for cervical fractures.

Neck Sprain PeopleImages/Istock
Neck Sprain PeopleImages/Istock

Neck sprains can also bring on less structural type symptoms, including a sore throat, mood changes, difficulty concentrating or sleeping, and more, the AAOS says. Similar to neck strains (above), neck sprains can be mild, moderate, or severe and are graded.

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Stingers and Burners Asiseeit/Istock
Stingers and Burners Asiseeit/Istock

Burners and stingers are really two names for the same injury; a stretch of the brachial plexus. The brachial plexus is the compilation of the five separate nerves roots that originate in the neck and begins when the radicular nerves leave the neck through the foramen (the holes in the spinal vertebra that these nerves begin from).

Whiplash
Whiplash

The most common symptom of whiplash is neck pain, which can range anywhere from mild to pins-and-needles tingling to excruciating. Other symptoms can include neck stiffness or reduced range of motion, neck instability, shoulder and/or upper back pain, or headache.

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