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Cervicalgia Definition

Neck pain by any other name is still neck pain, though there are distinctions.


Updated June 30, 2014

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What is Cervicalgia


Cervicalgia is a general term used to describe pain in the neck. Most of the time, cervicalgia may be due to a muscle strain or ligament sprain. Neck pain that cannot be attributed to a serious cause is often referred to as cervicalgia.

Lumbago is a similar term to cervicalgia that refers to pain in the low back.

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Examples: Examples: The term "cervicalgia" often doesn't give specific information as to the cause of the neck pain.

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