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Newport Beach Chiropractoc: Tiger Woods’s Pain in the Neck

Posted Aug 02 2010 12:23pm

Recently read an article about Tiger Woods and his recent diagnosis of Cervical Facet Syndrome. Cervical Facet Syndrome is a condition of the cervical (neck) spine  in which the joints in the back of the spine degenerate and subsequently cause pain. This condition is somewhat difficult to diagnose, because it is often mistaken with a disc herniation as it was with Tiger’s case as well. MRI’s and X-rays can diagnose and differentiate between the two.

Symptoms of Facet Syndrome in the neck area include: neck pain, headaches, tingling and numbness in the hands, achy tension in the upper back, difficulty rotating the head, and lack of range of motion. This condition is not only common in golfers and athletes but also in your regular computer user with poor posture.

One of the best treatment for this condition is chiropractic care but the first step is getting the correct diagnosis. If you’ve been suffering from neck pain, headaches, and or tension in the neck and shoulders and have gotten no results from various types of treatment, give us a call for a complimentary consultation. 949-387-1333

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