Cervical Disc Replacement for Chronic Neck Pain

What is a Cervical Disc? Cervical discs are the gel-like shock absorbers between the vertebrae in the neck. They not only absorb shocks in the cervical spine – the seven vertebrae in the neck; they also enable the neck to handle various stresses and different ranges of motion. Problems with discs can restrict the range […]

Swollen Lymph Nodes in the Neck

Swollen lymph nodes in the neck are a common source of neck pain. Most often they are a sign of infection and, once treated or resolved, the lymph nodes will return to normal and the neck pain symptoms will also disappear. Usually, it is difficult to feel the lymph nodes in the neck unless they […]

Can Statins Cause Neck Pain?

Millions of people worldwide take statins in an attempt to lower their cholesterol levels and reduce their risk of heart attack. The sad irony is that by blocking endogenous cholesterol production, which is how statin drugs work, these medications also block production of coenzyme Q10, a nutrient needed for the production of energy, especially in […]

Concussion and Cervicalgia Headaches

More than 1.7 million people in the US are affected annually by concussion, also known as mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI), and often concussion and cervicalgia headaches go hand in hand. Around 15% of people with concussion have symptoms that persist for three months or more, and sometimes patients don’t realize that neck and head […]

Decreasing the Risk of Infection After Cervical Spinal Surgery

Infection after cervical spinal surgery is just one possible complication of surgery to treat neck pain. Finding ways to reduce the risk of infection is important, especially as this complication can lead to failed back surgery syndrome, serious scarring, ongoing and worsening neck pain, and even paralysis or death, depending on how serious the infection […]