Cervical and upper limb pain

  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

    CARPAL TUNNEL SYNDROME ANATOMY The transverse carpal ligament is the roof of the carpal tunnel, through which pass the median nerve and finger tendon flexors. The median nerve provides sensory innervation to the thumb, forefinger, middle finger and half of the ring finger, as well as motor innervation to some hand muscles. AETIOLOGY OF CARPAL […]

  • Cervical Facet Joint Syndrome

    GENERAL One of the most common causes of chronic cervical (neck) pain is the facet joint syndrome. More than 50% of patients visiting pain clinics for cervical pain, suffer from facet joint syndrome. This percentage is far higher than the corresponding rate of patients suffering from lumbar facet joint syndrome. ANATOMY Every vertebra has two […]

  • Cervical Radicular Pain

    GENERAL Cervical radicular pain is the pain caused by irritation or inflammation or injury of a cervical spine nerve. The pain is located in the upper arm ipsilateral to the lesion and is acute, stabbing, electric shock-like. (3,4) Cervical radicular pain has to be differentiated from cervical radiculopathy. In radiculopathy there is objective sensory or/and […]