Pain Arising From Muscles, Ligaments, Or Bones Of C-spine

Your Path

  • Pain arising from muscles, ligaments, or bones of C-spine


  • Acute onset
  • No red flags
  • May recur
  • Sometimes linked to recent use/overuse
  • Pain is focal to posterior/lateral neck
  • Resolves w/in few days

Physical Exam Findings

  • No deficits
  • No pain on vertebral palpation
  • Some times pain w/para-vertebral muscle palp