Axioms of Cervical Spine Assessment
1. Cervical spine syndromes are extremely common and are probably the fourth most common cause of pain.
2. At any given time, 9% of men and 12% of women have neck pain with or without arm and hand pain, and 35% of the population can remember having had neck pain at some time.
3. The cervical spine is the origin of a large proportion of shoulder, elbow, hand, and wrist disorders.
4. Most people who develop pain in the neck do not seek medical attention because they regard such pain as a part of life, so they simply wait for it to disappear.