Neck Center

Cervical dystonia and spasmodic torticollis treatment

Ross Hauser, MD Your journey started one day when you went to the doctor because you had painful, involuntary muscle spasms in the neck. Worse, and more concerning to you, is that your head started rotating and tilting to one side as these spasms got worse and it became difficult […]

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Can cervical spine instability cause cardiovascular-like attacks, heart palpitations and blood pressure problems?

Ross Hauser, MD In this article, we will discuss how chest pain, a racing heartbeat, panic attacks, fainting, and near-fainting episodes, and anxiety may be coming from a problem in the cervical spine causing compression on the nerves, arteries, and veins that are all part of the cardiovascular system. It […]

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Neck pain and Lyme Disease: Will treating neck pain make Lyme Disease symptoms go away?

Ross Hauser, MD In the many patients we see with cervical spine instability, chronic neck pain, and neurological challenges, there is sometimes a concurrent diagnosis of Lyme Disease. It is often thought that neck pain is a symptom of Lyme Disease, but, rarely do people consider that worsening or chronic […]

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Degenerative cervical myelopathy: Cervical spondylotic myelopathy

Ross Hauser, MD Cervical spondylotic myelopathy is a condition where wear and tear and age weaken the structure of the cervical spine and cause compression to the spinal cord. The diagnosis is given after symptoms consistent with spinal cord compression are apparent. This article will present evidence that cervical neck […]

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Glossopharyngeal and Vagoglossopharyngeal neuralgia

Ross Hauser, MD In this article, we will discuss diagnosis, symptoms, and possible treatments for Glossopharyngeal and Vagoglossopharyngeal neuralgia. In describing the possible symptoms of this disorder, we find it helpful to share some of the experiences of people who have reached out to us. Below are some of their […]

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Cervical Vertigo and Cervicogenic Dizziness – Neck pain and dizziness

Ross Hauser, MD Cervical Vertigo and Cervicogenic Dizziness are often used as interchangeable terms to describe dizziness that has its origin in problems of the neck. For many people with neck pain and symptoms of vertigo and dizziness, common sense and their own awareness of their daily quality of life […]

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