Cervical Spine Pain

Neck pain is a significant public health problem worldwide.
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Cervical Spine Pain

Neck pain is a significant public health problem worldwide.

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Chronic neck pain is one of the most common pain syndromes and represents an enormous burden and cost generator for society.

Most Common Syndromes

Cervical facet joints (FJs) constitute a common source of pain and remain a misunderstood, misdiagnosed and improperly treated pathology. Facet osteoarthritis is the most frequent form of facet pathology.

“Whiplash” Injury

Whiplash-associated disorders (WAD) was defined by the Quebec task force as ‘Whiplash is an acceleration–deceleration mechanism of energy transfer to the neck. It may result from rear-end or side-impact motor vehicle collisions, but can also occur during diving or other mishaps. The impact may result in bony or soft tissue injuries (whiplash-injury), which in turn may lead to a variety of clinical manifestations called Whiplash-Associated Disorders’.

Fractures and fracture dislocations

The cervical spine is divided into the upper cervical spine (occiput-C2) and the lower cervical spine (C3-C7), according to anatomical differences. Fractures in the upper cervical spine include fractures of the occipital condyle and the atlas, atlanto-axial dislocations, fractures of the odontoid process, and hangman’s fractures in the C2 segment.

Cervical disk and facet joint degenerative disease

Neck pain is a significant public health problem worldwide. Cervical intervertebral disc has long been considered a common source of neck pain. The spondylotic pain associated with degenerative disc disease is typically episodic, with the chief complaints being of neck, scapular and shoulder pain. Probable sources include the discs, facets, extensor muscles and greater occipital nerve.

Inflammatory joint diseases (ankylosing spondylitis)

Spondyloarthropathy (SpA) refers to a heterogeneous group of rheumatic diseases that present common clinical and genetic features, which are classified as peripheral or axial (axSpA) based on what parts of the body are predominantly affected. Ankylosing spondylitis (AS), a type of SpA, is an autoimmune disease that mainly involves spine joints, sacroiliac joints (SIJs) and their adjacent soft tissues, such as tendons and ligaments.

Cervical Muscles Contractures

Neck and shoulder pain (NSP) is a common complaint in the general population. Insurance data show that 18% of disability payments made for musculoskeletal disorders was spent on neck and shoulder problems. The initial symptoms are neck and shoulder stiffness, fatigue and dull pain. The pain may be aggravated by moving of neck and shoulder, and it may be stronger at night.

Treatment Approaches

We have a team expert in diagnosis and management of the cervical pain.


I had nucleoplasty and radioablation treatment in January 2021. Algarve Pain Centre handled the whole process process in a professional but friendly way and the medical results of the procedure in my case are amazing.

Grzesiak WitoldPoland

After the treatment I am only happy to say how I really feel. With some stretch exercises and physiotherapy, I feel great and get on with my life. Thanking you.

Carole LeeThe Netherlands
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