Spine and Musculoskeletal Medicine

  • Grant Cooper
  • Yusuf Tatli
  • Gregory E. Lutz


Neck pain is a very common complaint, affecting up to 70% of the population at some point in their lives. This makes neck pain the second most common presenting musculoskeletal complaint (second only to low back pain). Any structure that receives innervation can be a likely pain generator in the neck. Potential causes of mechanical neck pain include muscle spasm, strain, osteoarthritis (OA), discogenic, and zygapophysial (Z)-joint disease.


Rotator Cuff Neck Pain Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Ankle Sprain Impingement Syndrome 
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Key References and Suggested Additional Reading

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© Humana Press Inc., Totowa, NJ 2006

Authors and Affiliations

  • Grant Cooper
    • 1
  • Yusuf Tatli
    • 2
  • Gregory E. Lutz
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Physical Medicine and RehabilitationNew York-Presbyterian Hospital, The University Hospital of Columbia and CornellNew York
  2. 2.Physiatry DepartmentHospital for Special SurgeryNew York
  3. 3.Clinical Rehabilitation Medicine, Weill Medical College of Cornell UniversityNew York

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