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  Neck Pain
The neck (cervical spine) is composed of vertebrae which begin in the upper torso and end at the base of the skull.
Neck pain may result from abnormalities in the soft tissues - the muscles, ligaments, and nerves - as well as in bones and joints of the spine.
When neck pain persists or is chronic, your orthopaedist may recommend a rehabilitation program that includes an exercise program and various types of physical therapy to help you relieve your pain and prevent it from coming back.
orthoinfo.aaos.org /brochure/thr_report.cfm?Thread_ID=11&topcategory=Neck   (1249 words)

 Northern Neck Tourism Council - Your Chesapeake Bay Country Getaway on Virginia's Northern Neck
Northern Neck Spotlight: Virginia's Northern Neck is featured article in September 2007 issue of Dreamscapes, a Canadian Travel and Lifestyle magazine.
The Northern Neck is also home to Stratford Hall, the birthplace of Robert E. Lee, and Menokin, home of Francis Lightfoot Lee(signer of the Declaration of Independence).
The Northern Neck Tourism Council is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the promotion of tourism in Virginia's Northern Neck.
www.northernneck.org   (489 words)

  Neck pain - MayoClinic.com
All the interconnected structures that give your neck its incredible range of motion are subject to the wear-and-tear damage of arthritis and the "overstretching" injuries of whiplash.
Neck pain accompanied by a headache and fever could be a symptom of meningitis, an infection of the membranes that surround your brain.
If your neck is so stiff that you can't touch your chin to your chest, you should seek immediate medical attention.
www.mayoclinic.com /health/neck-pain/DS00542   (206 words)

 Back and Neck Pain
Neck pain is pain that occurs in the area of the seven cervical vertebrae in the neck area.
A back and neck pain rehabilitation program is designed to meet the needs of the individual patient, depending upon the type and severity of the pain, injury, or disease.
The goal of back and neck rehabilitation is to help the individual to return to the highest level of function and independence possible, while improving the overall quality of life - physically, emotionally, and socially.
www.montefiore.org /healthlibrary/adult/pmr/neckpain   (621 words)

 Head and Neck Cancer: Questions and Answers - National Cancer Institute
Typical symptoms of head and neck cancer include a lump or sore (for example, in the mouth) that does not heal, a sore throat that does not go away, difficulty swallowing, and a change or hoarseness in the voice (see Question 5).
Cancers of the brain, eye, and thyroid as well as those of the scalp, skin, muscles, and bones of the head and neck are not usually grouped with cancers of the head and neck.
They are also studying ways to treat head and neck cancers using biological therapy (a type of treatment that stimulates the immune system to fight cancer) by itself or in combination with anticancer drugs or radiation therapy.
www.cancer.gov /cancertopics/factsheet/Sites-Types/head-and-neck   (3427 words)

 NeurosurgeryToday.org | What is Neurosurgery | Patient Education Materials | neck pain
Your neck is part of a long flexible column, known as the spinal column or backbone, which extends through most of your body.
Neck pain may be caused by disc degeneration, narrowing of the spinal canal, arthritis, and, in rare cases, cancer or meningitis.
For serious neck problems, a primary care physician and often a specialist, such as a neurosurgeon, should be consulted to make an accurate diagnosis and prescribe treatment.
www.neurosurgerytoday.org /what/patient_e/neck.asp   (1163 words)

 Neck pain, arm pain, numbness and weakness - neck surgery and other treatment options.
Neck pain, arm pain, numbness and weakness - neck surgery and other treatment options.
Read more about treatment options for neck pain, arm pain, numbness and weakness.
Neck pain can be caused by abnormalities of any one or any combination of the disc, facet joints, ligaments, muscles, and nerves.
www.necksurgery.com   (225 words)

 The Doctor Is In: Dealing With Back and Neck Pain
As far as the neck goes, again the most common problems are related to the disc located between the bones of the neck.
It is very important to have the work environment examined to assure that both the back and neck positions are normal and comfortable while you are working, and to make sure your hand positions are comfortable with respect to the keyboard.
To address each area separately, problems in the neck are usually due to a disc that may cause neck pain or into the arms, and possibly the hands.
www.webmd.com /content/article/2/1700_51472   (3273 words)

 Neck Pain (Cervical Pain) Causes, Diagnosis, Symptoms, and Treatment on MedicineNet.com
Neck pain is also referred to as cervical pain.
There are seven vertebrae that are the bony building blocks of the spine in the neck (the cervical vertebrae) that surround the spinal cord and canal.
Within the neck, structures include the neck muscles, arteries, veins, lymph glands, thyroid gland, parathyroid glands, esophagus, larynx, and trachea.
www.medicinenet.com /neck_pain/article.htm   (427 words)

 APTA | Neck Pain
One of the most flexible regions of the spine is the neck (cervical) region, which consists of vertebrae, seven shock-absorbing discs, muscles, and vertebral ligaments to hold them in place.
Whiplash -a violent back-and-forth motion of the neck- is probably the most common traumatic injury to the neck region.
In general, recovery from neck sprains or strains can take anywhere from a few weeks to a few months, depending on the severity of the injury, your age and ability to heal, and other factors.
www.apta.org /AM/Template.cfm?Section=Search&template=/CM/HTMLDisplay.cfm&ContentID=24761   (2535 words)

 Neck Strain
The portion of the spine contained within the neck is referred to as the cervical spine.
By definition, neck strain injuries do not involve serious injury to any of these vital structures and also are not associated with fractures or dislocations of any of the bones of the cervical spine.
Both strains and sprains of the neck may involve tears to ligaments covering the cervical vertebrae, the many muscles of the neck (which move the head), and many other associated structures.
www.emedicinehealth.com /neck_strain/article_em.htm   (480 words)

 Welcome to the American Head and Neck Society
A panel on Clinical Controversies in Head and Neck Surgery, to be held as part of the AHNS annual meeting, will be named in honor of Dr. Shah.
Thank you to all who attended the AHNS 2007 Annual Meeting of The American Head and Neck Society April 28 and 29 in San Diego, CA.
The History Committee is devoted to maintaining the heritage of the Head and Neck Society.
www.headandneckcancer.org   (574 words)

 Elk Neck State Park
This trail guide, complete with a topographical map of the hiking and biking trails, is available for sale at park headquarters.
To purchase copies of the Elk Neck State Park Trail Guide with a check, please "click" on this link to print an order form.
Elk Neck has several new campsites with full hook-ups that are fully A.D.A. accessible including a sidewalk to an accessible bathhouse.
www.dnr.state.md.us /publiclands/central/elkneck.html   (453 words)

 Neck definition - Medical Dictionary definitions of popular medical terms
Neck Pain - Learn more about neck pain (cervical pain), which may be caused by any number of disorders and diseases.
Though treatment for neck pain really depends upon the cause, treatment typically may involve heat/ice application, traction, physical therapy, cortisone injection, topical anesthetic creams, and muscle relaxants.
Neck Lift Cosmetic Surgery - A neck lift is actually a set of procedures used to enhance the appearance of your neck.
www.medterms.com /script/main/art.asp?articlekey=16929   (216 words)

 Bodybuilding.com - Neck Articles!
In clothing, the neck is often the only muscle group on show thus helping to distinguish a bodybuilder/athlete from a non-bodybuilder/athlete.
I should have convinced you by now that neck training is to be emphasized rather than neglected.
Learn everything about the neck, different neck exercises, and what the forum members are saying.
www.bodybuilding.com /fun/bbinfo.php?page=Neck   (560 words)

 MedlinePlus: Head and Neck Cancer
The primary NIH organization for research on Head and Neck Cancer is the National Cancer Institute
Head and neck cancer includes cancers of the mouth, nose, sinuses, salivary glands, throat and lymph nodes in the neck.
In fact, 85 percent of head and neck cancers are linked to tobacco use, including smoking and smokeless tobacco.
www.nlm.nih.gov /medlineplus/headandneckcancer.html   (537 words)

 Bodybuilding.com - Exercise Guides Database.
Place both of your hands on the front side of your head and gently push for the required number of seconds on your workout.
This is an excellent way to strengthen your neck muscles with minimal risk of injury.
Place both your left hand on the on the left side of your head and gently push for the required number of seconds on your workout.
www.bodybuilding.com /fun/exercises.php?MainMuscle=Neck   (449 words)

the length of the neck of a horse or other animal as a measure in racing.
The employees got it in the neck when the company moved overseas.
They were coming toward the finish line neck and neck.
www.infoplease.com /dictionary/neck   (335 words)

 Great Neck Record; April 20, 2007 Edition
As we go to press, it appears that the Town of North Hempstead is poised to approve a contract with Verizon for a 15-year cable franchise that has the potential to rectify an inequitable situation in Great Neck, namely that the school channel would be broadcast to everyone, not just households in incorporated villages.
According to Supervisor Jon Kaiman, the town would have a dedicated school channel, but it would be shared among the 14 school districts in the town.
Benjamin Dorman, of Great Neck, has been appointed by Maccabi USA/Sports for Israel as a member of the Open Men's Basketball Team representing the United States at the 12th European Maccabi Games in Rome, Italy.
www.antonnews.com /greatneckrecord   (337 words)

 Neck Wallets | Custom Neck Wallets | Printed Neck Wallets
Neck Wallets are a popular, practical, & convenient alternative to the classic name badge holder that both men and women will love.
All of MARCO's neck wallets include a clear ID pocket that will accommodate a 3" x 4" name tag insert while providing more security than a plain ID badge.
Neck wallets are great for keeping meal tickets, business cards, room keys, money and credit cards, conference schedules, and other valuables close by.
marcomeetings.com /neck-wallets/c/30/c2c/tn/neck-cords-lanyards/c/6/c2c/ln   (340 words)

 Definition of neck - Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
1 a (1) : the part of an animal that connects the head with the body (2) : the siphon of a bivalve mollusk (as a clam) b : the part of a garment that covers or is next to the neck
2 : a relatively narrow part suggestive of a neck: as a (1) : the constricted end of a bottle (2) : the slender proximal end of a fruit b :
Learn more about "neck" and related topics at Britannica.com
www.m-w.com /cgi-bin/dictionary?book=Dictionary&va=neck   (173 words)

 ENT Link : Working for the Best Ear, Nose, and Throat Care
The American Academy of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery Foundation is one of the oldest medical associations in the nation.
Summer vacation is almost over, and soon it will be time to head back to school.
The American Medical Association (AMA), with the support of the American Academy of Otolaryngology- Head and Neck Surgery (AAO-HNS) and more than 60 other medical specialty societies, will conduct a multi-specialty survey of America’s physician practices in 2007.
www.entnet.org   (316 words)

 ** Support for People with Oral and Head and Neck Cancer **
, is a patient-directed, self-help organization dedicated to meeting the needs of oral and head and neck cancer patients.
The bracelets reflect the official three stripe color scheme of the oral and head and neck cancer awareness ribbon registered in 2001.
Information on this site should not replace the relationship that exists between a patient or site visitor, and his or her physician.
www.spohnc.org   (523 words)

 Wiley::Head & Neck: Journal for The Sciences & Specialties of The Head and Neck
Head & Neck is an international multidisciplinary publication of original contributions concerning the diagnosis and management of diseases of the head and neck.
This area involves the overlapping interests and expertise of several surgical and medical specialties, including general surgery, neurosurgery, otolaryngology, plastic surgery, oral surgery, dermatology, ophthalmology, pathology, radiotherapy, medical oncology, and the corresponding basic sciences.
Head & Neck adheres to the Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journals under the agreement of the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (JAMA 1993;269:2282-2286).
eu.wiley.com /WileyCDA/WileyTitle/productCd-HED.html   (485 words)

 Archives of Otolaryngology—Head & Neck Surgery
Spontaneous Apoptosis and the Expression of p53 and Bcl-2 Family Proteins in Locally Advanced Head and Neck Cancer
A 67-year-old man presented to the otolaryngology outpatient clinic with a computed tomogram (CT) that showed air in the right side of his neck.
Reviewers for the Archives of Otolaryngology—Head & Neck Surgery who have completed their review in 21 days or less with a rating of good or better are eligible for 3 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ per review.
archotol.ama-assn.org   (439 words)

 neck cords and lanyards
Neck Cords and Lanyards, whether blank stock or custom printed, are great promotional tools at trade shows, conferences, & meetings.
Neck lanyards are easy to wear, protect expensive clothing from pin holes and clip marks, and allow event attendees to keep their security or identification card handy.
Custom printed lanyards promote group identity and you can even keep your costs down by having someone sponsor the neck cords.
marcomeetings.com /neck-cords-lanyards/c/6/c2c/ln   (306 words)

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