A to Z: Cervicalgiaenparentshttps://kidshealth.org/EN/images/headers/P-khAZDictionary-enHD-AR1.jpgLearn about causes of neck pain and conditions that can affect the cervical spine.cervicalgia, neck pain, muscle strain, repetitive stress, pinched nerves, whiplash, arthritis, idiopathic neck pain, kyphosis, torticollis, incorrect posture, spine, cervical vertebrae, neck, muscle tension05/29/201303/21/201909/02/201933557abc-838c-4fe1-845e-c2b0e62c0f1fhttps://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/az-cervicalgia.html/<p><a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/dictionary/"><img class="right" title="Parents image" src="https://kidshealth.org/EN/images/buttons/P-atoZDictionary-enBT.jpg" alt="A to Z Dictionary 500 Go" name="5093-P_ATOZDICTIONARY2_ENBT.JPG" /></a></p> <p><strong>May also be called: Neck Pain</strong></p> <p>Cervicalgia (sur-vih-KAL-gee-uh) is neck pain that doesn't radiate outward to the shoulders or upper extremities.</p> <h3>More to Know</h3> <p>Cervicalgia gets its name from the Latin word for "neck" (cervic) and the Greek word for "pain" (algos), and that's just what cervicalgia is: a pain in the neck. There are many different causes of neck pain, including <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/bones-muscles-joints.html/">muscle</a> strain, repetitive stress, pinched <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/brain-nervous-system.html/">nerves</a>, whiplash, arthritis, an <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/backpack.html/">overloaded backpack</a>, and poor posture.</p> <p><img title="illustration" src="https://kidshealth.org/ES/images/illustrations/P-neckA-enIL-415x233-esIL.png" alt="illustration" name="4931-NECK_A_ENIL.PNG" /></p> <p>Sometimes neck pain is idiopathic, meaning there's no known cause, and sometimes people just wake up with a stiff neck. Cervicalgia is a general term for any sort of pain that is localized in the neck and not radiating out to other parts of the body.</p> <p>Cervicalgia is a very common condition. About two thirds of all people will have neck pain at some point in their lives. Cervicalgia can flare up and go away quickly, or it can last for months at a time. Certain activities or head movements might make the pain worse, and severe cases can make turning the head difficult.</p> <h3>Keep in Mind</h3> <p>Usually, cervicalgia goes away within a few days or weeks. Most types of neck pain can be effectively treated at home with basic measures. Neck pain that&nbsp;lasts for more than a few months or flares up after an injury may require medical attention.</p> <p><em>All A to Z dictionary entries are regularly reviewed by KidsHealth medical experts.</em></p>
Backpack BasicsBackpacks help you to stay organized. They're also better for carrying school supplies than messenger or other shoulder bags. But can they cause health problems?https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/backpack.html/582d849d-7144-43c6-8767-5155a2e92c70
Backpack SafetyAs practical as they are, backpacks can strain muscles and joints and may cause back pain if they're too heavy or are used incorrectly. Here's how to help kids find the right backpack.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/backpack.html/c56d864f-cdb3-4438-9ab7-2d8b6f06b6d1
BackpacksA backpack is an essential item for a kid in school, but they can cause injuries. Find out how to prevent your backpack from becoming a real pain.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/kids/backpack.html/4c63ba42-821c-4d6e-8088-f03793a06480
Burner (Stinger)Burners - also called stingers - usually happen in the neck or shoulder. They take their name from the burning or stinging sensation they cause. Find out how to treat burners - and prevent them.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/burners.html/b40be987-9579-4be1-9053-554854b015f7
First Aid: Stiff NeckA stiff neck is usually nothing to worry about. In rare cases, it can be a sign of something serious. Here's what to do about a stiff neck.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/stiff-neck-sheet.html/e37d7402-33a3-47e6-98a2-f5889325e7fc
Overuse InjuriesOveruse (or repetitive stress) injuries happen when too much stress is placed on a part of the body, causing problems like swelling, pain, muscle strain, and tissue damage.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/rsi.html/810a10d4-1576-46e7-847b-f6bf8fcd9cdf
TorticollisTorticollis is a common condition that causes a stiff neck or neck pain that makes it difficult for kids to turn their heads.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/torticollis-kids.html/4b686120-945a-4fda-9642-000ffefbfeca
X-Ray Exam: Cervical SpineThis X-ray can, among other things, help find the cause of neck, shoulder, upper back, or arm pain. It's commonly done after someone has been in an automobile or other accident.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/xray-c-spine.html/2e5c4519-896e-49e0-8100-3dc777f7488f
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