Neck pain with or without upper extremity pain may be caused by cervical disc herniations, discogenic pain, spinal stenosis, and potentially after surgery. Cervical Radicular pain typically results from the stimulation of a cervical nerve root. Cervical Radiculopathy typically occurs due to nerve root compression secondary to disc herniation, narrowing of the spinal canal with spinal stenosis, or impingement of the spinal nerve.
Lumbar radiculopathy refers to an injury involving the lumbar spinal nerve root. This can manifest as pain, numbness, or weakness of the buttock and leg. Sciatica is the term often used. Lumbar radiculopathy may occur when the spinal nerve roots are irritated or compressed by one of many conditions, including lumbar disc herniation, spinal stenosis, osteophyte formation, spondylolisthesis, spinal stenosis, or other degenerative disorders.
The facet joint can be a potential source of neck and low back pain. Facets joints are located between each vertebra. The facet joints allow the spine to move in various positions, including standing, bending and twisting. The facet joints are lined with cartilage, which can wear down over time, primarily due to high level activity. These symptoms can present as persistent neck, mid and low back pain.
Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) is a pain condition which may persist over a long period of time. It is believed to be the result of dysfunction in the central or peripheral nervous systems. Symptoms present usually in the arms or legs, which manifests as pain, swelling, limited range of motion, and changes to the skin and bones. It may initially affect one limb and then spread throughout the body.
Also known as “discogenic” pain, it is a condition which refers to back pain arising from the disc itself. Degenerative disc disease is a pathologic process, which may cause acute or chronic neck and low back pain.
A herniated (also called a slipped or ruptured) disc occurs when a fragment of the disc nucleus is pushed out of the annulus and into the spinal canal through a tear or rupture. Symptoms may include pain and numbness, most commonly on one side of the body, which may extend to the arms and/or legs. Pain may also worsen at night, after standing or sitting, and when walking for short periods of time.
Occurs due to narrowing of the spinal canal, which may be due to disc bulging, protrusions, and disc herniations. Symptoms include neurogenic claudication (pain in the legs), and circulatory disturbances with venous congestion and injury.
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A medical condition which appears to involve disordered afferent processing, and may be associated with multiple symptoms including chronic wide spread pain, fatigue, sleep disturbances, cognitive alterations, mood disturbances, stiffness, poor balance, headaches, sexual dysfunction, impaired physical function, and psychological distress.
Lumbar post-surgery is one of the causes of continued persistent pain and disability with low back and lower extremity pain. Pain is described as being persistent in the low back and lower extremities. It is believed to be due to multiple causes including epidural fibrosis, sacroiliac joint pain, disc herniation, discogenic pain, spinal stenosis, arachnoiditis, and facet joint pain.
Myofascial pain is a soft tissue pain syndrome with local and referred pain arising from trigger points. Trigger points are localized painful areas of skeletal muscle containing taut bands that can be tender to touch. Symptoms include head and neck pain, and mid to low back pain. Myofascial pain is effectively treated with a multimodal therapeutic regimen including injection, physical therapy, and treatment of the underlying musculoskeletal pain generators.
A disturbance of function or pathologic changed in a nerve. Peripheral neuropathy affects the feet and hands, is the most common form of diabetic neuropathy. Signs and symptoms of peripheral neuropathy include Numbness, pain, tingling and (or) burning sensations starting in the extremities and continuing up the legs or arms, the inability to feel heat, cold or any injury, and loss of balance. Prolonged peripheral neuropathy can result in Charcot's joint, in which a joint breaks down because of a problem with the nerves. This often affects the feet.
A phantom limb is the sensation that an amputated or missing limb is still attached. Approximately 60 to 80% of individuals with an amputation experience phantom sensations in their amputated limb, and the majority of the sensations are painful.
Pain within the joint is a common cause of shoulder pain , hip pain, ankle pain, and knee pain . Joint pain is also referred to as arthralgia, and is usually due to chronic, persistent inflammation.
A compression fracture is a collapse of a vertebra. It may be due to trauma or due to a weakening of the vertebra. This weakening is seen in patients with osteoporosis or osteogenesis imperfecta, lytic lesions from metastatic or primary tumors, or infection.
Pain in cancer may arise from a tumor compressing or infiltrating nearby body parts; from treatments and diagnostic procedures; or from skin, nerve and other changes caused by a hormone imbalance or immune response. Also therapies, such as radiotherapy, surgery and chemotherapy, which are used to manage patients with cancer, may produce painful conditions that persist long after treatment has ended.
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