Cervical pain in children

Mt Sinai J Med. 1994 May;61(3):212-7.


Neck pain is rare in children. Although in adults it is often associated with degenerative disease, in children it is most often the result of a serious underlying disorder. Careful history taking, complete physical examination, and state-of-the-art neuroradiologic imaging are required to define the correct cause and guide the choice of therapy to alleviate the symptoms and treat the primary disorder.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Child
  • Child, Preschool
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Infant
  • Neck*
  • Pain / etiology*