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Cervical Strain

  Cervical strain is a name given to a group of symptoms involving muscular neck and upper shoulder pain.  The neck musculature is often in spasm, resulting in pain and limitation of motion.  Headache often accompanies cervical strain.  Cervical strain may result from trauma or may occur without any preceding trigger.  The pain originates in […]

Ischiogluteal Bursitis

  Ischiogluteal bursitis is an inflammation of a bursa that lies between the gluteus maximus muscle and the ischial tuberosity in the buttocks. A bursa is a sac, filled with lubricating fluid, that sits between tissues.  It serves to lessen friction between the tissues that occurs with activity.   The inflammation occurs secondary to trauma or repetitive […]

Piriformis Syndrome

  Piriformis syndrome is a common cause of low back pain that mimics the pain caused by sciatica or a herniated disc.  The piriformis is a muscle that is located in the area of the buttocks.  Its function is to rotate the leg outward at the hip.  With trauma or overuse, the muscle can become […]

Coccydynia (Tail Bone Pain)

Coccydynia is pain in and around the tailbone area.  It most often occurs after trauma to the area.  Females are affected more than males.  Other causes of coccydynia include arthritis, fracture or injuries sustained during vaginal delivery, bicycling or horse-back riding.  There is usually tenderness over the area which may radiate into the rectum.  Sitting […]

Intercostal Neuralgia

  Intercostal neuralgia is a painful problem that involves the nerves that run underneath the ribs.  The pain can be on the side of the chest or upper abdomen.  It usually radiates around from the back towards the front and may mimic the pain of a heart attack or gall bladder disease.  The pain is […]