TOTBİD Dergisi

TOTBİD Dergisi

2017, Cilt 16, Sayı, 2     (Sayfalar: 112-117)

Differential diagnosis in patients with chronic neck pain

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1 Dokuz Eylül Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi Fiziksel Tıp ve Rehabilitasyon Anabilim Dalı, İzmir

DOI: 10.14292/totbid.dergisi.2017.18
Görüntüleme: 534
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İndirme : 1657

Neck pain is a common complaint in society and occur due to different causes. The majority may originate from the spine and soft tissues around to spine as well as from the non-spine tissues. The characteristics of the patient`s history and physical examination are valuable in terms of differential diagnosis. The first step in the differential diagnosis of a patient with neck pain is to exclude the possible underlying severe pathology. Second step is to differentiate the mechanical neck pain from radiculopathy or myelopathy.

Anahtar Kelimeler : neck pain; chronic; differential diagnosis