A 24-year-old woman with neck pain

Jonathan J. Marti, Joaquin F. Zalacain, Debra E. Houry, Alexander P. Isakov

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Neck pain and stiffness is a common emergency department (ED) presentation and normal daily activities are usually the inciting cause. Most neck pain cases are benign in nature and can be relieved with rest and mild analgesics. Traumatic events and falls can cause severe neck injuries such as fractures, subluxation, vascular injuries, or paralysis. The following is an unusual case of atlantoaxial rotatory subluxation seen in our ED that initially presented as benign neck pain and torticollis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)473.e1-473.e2
JournalAmerican Journal of Emergency Medicine
Issue number4
StatePublished - May 2011
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Emergency Medicine


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