Neck Pain from a Rheumatologic Perspective

Elana M. Oberstein, Maria Carpintero, Aviva Hopkins

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Abstract

This article provides a comprehensive review of rheumatologic considerations for a clinician when evaluating a patient with neck pain. Clearly, anatomic derangements of the cervical spine should be considered when a patient complains of cervicalgia. However, one must also entertain the possibility of a systemic illness as the cause of the pain. Examples of diseases that may present with a prominent feature of neck pain are discussed, including rheumatoid arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis, myositis, and fibromyalgia. Evidence of an underlying rheumatic illness may guide the clinician in a different therapeutic direction.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)485-502
Number of pages18
JournalPhysical Medicine and Rehabilitation Clinics of North America
Volume22
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 1 2011

Keywords

  • Ankylosing spondylitis
  • Diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Myositis
  • Rheumatoid arthritis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Rehabilitation
  • Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation

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