Strains and Sprains

Most sports-related neck injuries are mild and self-limiting. Patients with muscle strains and ligament sprains typically present with minor complaints and no neurologic symptoms. More significant injury should be suspected in the presence of significant cervical muscle spasm, tentative active range of motion (ROM), severe pain, or abnormal neurologic signs. Evaluation includes active cervical ROM and strength testing of the neck and upper extremities. Manual compression and axial loading to the cervical spine (Spurling's maneuver) should not cause pain or radicular symptoms and is helpful in ruling out more significant injury (Magee, 1997). The athlete is cleared to return to play when full pain-free ROM and normal strength of the cervical spine are restored.

How To Reduce Acne Scarring

How To Reduce Acne Scarring

Acne is a name that is famous in its own right, but for all of the wrong reasons. Most teenagers know, and dread, the very word, as it so prevalently wrecks havoc on their faces throughout their adolescent years.

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