Dr. Kevin Yip

Dr Kevin Yip
Orthopaedic Surgeon
MBBS(UK), FRCS(EDIN), FAM(SING), FHKCOS(ORTHO)

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Neck Pain / PID Cervical Spine

WHAT IS NECK PAIN?

Pain located in the neck usually at the back or sides.

HOW IS NECK PAIN EVALUATED?

Neck pain is evaluated by reviewing the history of the symptoms. In reviewing, the location, intensity, duration, and radiation of the pain will be noted. Any past injury to the neck is also taken into […]

Neck

Neck

The neck should be examined very carefully by a physician before any exercise commences, because of the many sensitive structures it comtains.

Range-of-motion exercises

Before the program starts a check-up with a physical therapist or an athletic trainer is advisable. Before performing each motion, align your head so your ears are over your shoulders. […]

Neck injuries

With all neck injuries care must be taken to evaluate the cervical spine . Spinal injuries can sometimes be masked by pain elsewhere. If there is any suspicion of spinal injury, the neck should be immobilized and the athlete transported to hospital immediately.

Injuries to the larynx The larynx (voice box) is hollow and is […]

Other causes of Pain in the Hip and Groin

Overuse injury or rupture of other groin muscle-tendon units

A number of muscles and tendons affecting the groin region, including the pectineus, the sartorius, the tensor fasciae latae, and the gluteus medius, can be damaged during sporting activity. The precise location of the pain, together with an assessment of muscle function, can elucidate the diagnosis.

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Facet Joint Syndrome

The joints between the vertebral arches, the intervertebral facet joints, are oriented in such a way that they reduce the rotation capability of the vertebrae. If there were no facet joints the disks would wear out more quickly as a result of rotatory movement in the spine. When the disks are affected by age-related degenerative […]

Pain Radiating from the Neck (Cervical Brachialgia, Cervical Rhizopathy)

Pains in the cervical region can be caused by disk degeneration, herniation, or osteophyte formation. The changes affect nerve roots, which can produce waves of pain. Even a temporary strain or trapping of a nerve can produce similar symptoms. It is usual to distinguish between pain confined to the nape of the neck and back […]

Whiplash

Another important cause of cervical spine trauma is the ‘whiplash’ injury which occurs when the neck is rapidly extended and then flexed, typically in a road traffic accident when one vehicle is run into by another from behind. Ligament, bone, and muscle injuries, which may result in chronic pain, can occur, and anyone who has […]

Neck Protection

Serious injuries to the neck can be prevented by neck protection.

Shoulder padding

Shoulder padding is used by ice hockey, American football and lacrosse players, and in motor racing. Similar padding could probably also be used in other sports such as riding, cycling, alpine skiing, and ski-jumping, in which injuries to the shoulder area often […]

Neck Pain

WHAT IS NECK PAIN?

Pain located in the neck usually at the back or sides.

HOW IS NECK PAIN DIAGNOSED?

Neck pain is diagnosed by reviewing the history of the symptoms. In reviewing, the location, intensity, duration, and radiation of the pain will be noted. Any past injury to the neck is also taken into […]

Whiplash Injury

After a motor vehicle accident; many patients have symptoms such as neck pain which may present directly after the injury or delay for several days. They have suffered from whiplash injury which is a soft tissue injury to the neck. It is characterized by a collection of symptoms that occur following damage to the neck, […]