Sometimes neck pain can be a symptom of serious problems. If neck pain is accompanied by numbness or loss of strength in the hand and arm, you should seek medical care. Depending on the severity of symptoms and magnitude of disc damage, proper treatment should be taken.
For some reasons, including cervical fractures, ligament laxity or congenital factors, cervical vertebrae may be displacing on each other. This condition often cause spinal canal stenosis and pressure on spinal cord or peripheral nerves which are associated to pain, discomfort, numbness, and weakness in the hands and feet.
In dangerous conditions such as traumatic forces to the neck or spinal fractures which enhance risk of spinal cord injury, the emergency stabilization of cervical vertebrae is necessary.
Whenever people have a traumatic head or neck injury, they may have a cervical fracture. This makes them at high risk for spinal cord injury, which could be exacerbated by movement of the person and could lead to paralysis or death. A hard cervical collar as an emergency stabilization of cervical vertebrae is vital.
Whiplash injury is caused by hyperflexion, hyperextension, or rotation injury and resulting from car accidents and other types of traumatic forces which often cause strain to the soft tissue in the neck. This condition is associated with headaches and stiffness or painful neck muscle tension.
Neck pain is one of the most common complaints among people. Common causes of neck pain and stiffness are inappropriate position of head and neck, bad sleeping conditions and suddenly neck muscle strain.
After cervical column surgeries, people need more stabilization in vertebra column. A neck brace that is prescribed by specialist can provide immobilization and support to improve disease.
Increased compression on the median nerve will cause Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS). CTS is characterized by symptoms of numbness, tingling and pain in the thumb and fingers. Some situation such as excessive wrist flexion or extension can cause pain, especially when you are sleeping.
After fracture or finger dislocation, stabilizing and positioning finger in proper alignment is required. Using the finger splint can prevent and correct finger deformity.
Tennis elbow, or lateral epicondylitis, is a painful condition of the elbow caused by overuse and repetitive activities. playing tennis or other racquet sports can cause this condition.
Thumb carpometacarpal joint is one of the most mobile and functional joints in the body. Sometimes due to repeated movements in long time or injuries, joint articular surface are rubbed over time.
Generally, upper extremity fractures such as forearm, elbow or arm need immobilization of the broken limb. In this situation, the use of arm slings with positioning elbow in the desired position can help improvement and speed of healing process.
Repetitive wrist movements, excessive pressure and tension in the wrist and also history of trauma to the wrist can cause wrist arthritis and discomfort over time.
Some people and athletes, who perform heavy activities and using their wrist and hand, probably need a simple wrist support for protection and more stabilization.
For several reasons, such as age, abdominal weakness, obesity, recurrent pregnancy and childbirth and surgeries in the abdomen, ability of muscles decreased and caused abdominal bulge. This condition can cause pain and discomfort.
As pregnancy progresses, abdominal muscles stretch to accommodate the growing uterus. Most of women report low back pain. Pelvic girdle pain also frequently occurs during pregnancy as a result of the increase of Relaxin hormone that causes the hip joints and ligaments to become loose and less stable.
In heart surgery, sternotomy and other operations in the chest, several soft tissues are injured, natural breathing and patient movement cause nonunion in the surgical site. In this condition a chest support can be effective for comfort and rehabilitation process.
Many patients, who are undergoing disc surgery, are required to stabilize the lumbar region. In order to support the correction and stabilization of spinal disc, the use of lumbar corset, according to specialist diagnosis is needed.
Lumbar pain is prevalent between elderly subjects due to lumbar structural changes, disc and vertebrae damage. Regarding to general muscle weakness in older people, using lumbar support can provide lumbar pain relief especially during walking.
The kidneys are the organs that are located in the back and on the sides of the spine. Cold weather stimulates the kidneys and causes contraction of the muscles around the kidney and the pain.
Trauma and aging process are the most important reason of herniated disc. In this condition, spongy and shock absorbing features of disc are decreased. If pain is accompanied by numbness or loss of strength in the legs, you should seek medical care. Depending on the severity of symptoms and magnitude of disc damage, proper treatment should be taken.
Some lumbar vertebrae degeneration occurs with aging process like osteoarthritis. Trauma and some activities that apply high load to the spine can cause spinal damage over time.
Suddenly muscle strain and ligaments such as intense and sudden movement in the spine column may be causes soft tissue injury and lumbar pain. These pains are attributed to the soft tissue injuries rather than bone and skeletal parts.
Because of various reasons, including lumbar fractures, ligament laxity or congenital factors, cervical vertebrae may be displacing on each other. This condition often cause spinal canal stenosis and pressure on spinal cord or peripheral nerves which are associated to pain, discomfort, numbness, and weakness in the legs.
Trauma and spinal osteoporoses are factors that could consider causes of spinal fracture. Since the broken compartment may cause spinal canal stenosis or nerve compression in injured lumbar region, so treatment is necessary.
Postural kyphosis is an excess curvature in the upper back. Several factors such as back muscles weakness, sitting and standing incorrectly and special conditions during juvenile puberty and growth can cause postural kyphosis.
Intense and recurrent forces in long time are harmful for spinal column especially lumbar region. The most of labors and those carrying heavy load are more susceptible than other people. Providing support and enough stabilization during heavy activities are recommendation as a preventive behavior.
Recurrent ankle sprain sometimes caused because of flat foot or ankle injuries and ankle ligaments laxity. In this circumstance, the pain, discomfort and swelling occur.
Severe knee injuries or knee surgery are factors which specialists emphasizing to knee immobilization for prevention of more knee damage. Indeed, knee immobilization for period of time can decreases knee pain and discomfort.
In Flatfoot, the medial longitudinal arch is not well formed and decreased. This condition causes pain and early fatigue in the legs and feet during walking or standing for a long time.
In the case of lower limb fracture in which the knee joint is immobilized for a period of time, Strengthening knee muscles and using a brace seems necessary to create support and begin knee activity.
After manipulation or surgery on the knee joint, knee stability is necessary especially in Meniscus or ligaments surgeries. A knee brace is useful to maintain correction and help healing process.
Generally, knee osteoarthritis occurs with increasing age. Because of the weakness of the muscles and ligaments around the knee over time, elderly subjects maybe need a knee support during walking.
In this deformity, hallux inclined toward other toes from its natural position that generally causes bunion on the medial side of the hallux. This deformity usually causes pain and discomfort during shoes wearing.
Athletes and people who do the heavy activities are highly susceptible to soft tissues or knee ligaments damage. Knee sprains and injuries can cause pain, swelling and knee instability.
One of the most common causes of knee pain is osteoarthritis, especially in middle-aged women. Generally due to obesity or knee trauma, wearing of knee cartilage happens and severe pain, swelling and discomfort is common symptoms of osteoarthritis.
Several reasons can cause mild knee pain which include the early stages of osteoarthritis, soft tissue injury or ligaments sprain and trauma. In these circumstances, the protection of the knee joint with knee muscle strengthening exercises can be effective in reducing pain.