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Neck Pain (Cervical Pain)Causes of neck pain include cancer, infection, muscle injury, trauma, and drugs. Associated symptoms and signs include difficulty swallowing, swelling, and trouble breathing. Treatment of neck pain depends upon the cause.
Neck StrainThe portion of the spine contained within the neck is referred to as the cervical spine. That's the site for injuries known as neck strain. Symptoms include pain and possible numbness, dizziness, stiffness, and tingling. Treatment may involve taking NSAIDs, getting bed rest, and applying heat to the area.
Understanding X-RaysX-Rays are a form of radiation used to image solid forms inside the body. X-rays are administered by radiologists for many different routine tests, such as mammograms, checking for broken bones, upper GI series, and dental exams, among others. Radiologists carefully monitor the X-ray equipment to make sure the patient receives the smallest dose of radiation possible.
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