Neck pain in the elderly: a management review. Part II.


Journal Article

Rheumatoid arthritis and metastatic cancer occur commonly in the elderly, and may cause neck pain. Rheumatoid arthritis may produce cervical radiculopathy and myelopathy resulting from vertebral body subluxation, although radiological manifestations of subluxation are much more common than neurological dysfunction. Cervical spinal cord compression is a neurological emergency and may produce cervical radiculopathy as well as myelopathy. Careful neurological and radiological assessments are required to minimize pain and preserve neurological function in elderly patients suffering from neck pain complicating rheumatoid arthritis or cervical spinal metastasis.

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Cited Authors

  • Payne, R

Published Date

  • February 1, 1987

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 42 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 71 - 73

PubMed ID

  • 3803932

Pubmed Central ID

  • 3803932

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0016-867X


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States