Presentation of Case A 27-year-old woman was admitted to the hospital because of cervical pain that radiated to the left shoulder. The patient was well until six weeks earlier, when she fell while skiing and landed on her back; she experienced no symptoms thereafter except for stiffness of her shoulders on the following day. Five days before entry she was riding in a truck that stopped suddenly, and her occipital region struck the rear window. On the next day she awoke with pain in the neck that radiated to the left shoulder, accompanied by paresthesias in the left hand. Two.
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