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Cervical Sprain Syndrome S13.4XXA 847.0

ICD-9 Classification / Treatment
Etiology / Natural History Associated Injuries / DDx
Anatomy Complications
Clinical Evaluation Follow-up Care
Xray / Diagnositc Tests Review References


Cervical Sprain Syndrome ICD-10


A- initial encounter

D- subsequent encounter

S- sequela

Cervical Sprain Syndrome ICD-9

  • 847.0: Sprains and strains of the neck

Cervical Sprain Syndrome Etiology / Epidemiology / Natural History

  • Generally results from neck jambing during a collision injury during contact sports.

Cervical Sprain Syndrome Anatomy


Cervical Sprain Syndrome Clinical Evaluation

  • Cervical ROM should be evaluated. If any limitations in ROM are identified the exam should be stopped, c-spine immobilized and c-spine xrays taken.
  • Complete neurologic exam indicated and is negative in cerical sprains.

Cervical Sprain Syndrome Xray / Diagnositc Tests

  • Cervical spine xrays with flexion/extention views indicated for patients with persistent paresthesai, weakness, or less than full, pain-free ROM.
  • Consider MRI for: marked limitation of cervical ROM; persistent pain; radicular symptoms.

Cervical Sprain Syndrome Classification / Treatment

  •  Immobilization of the neck in a soft-collar with NSAIDs until full, pain free cervical ROM is restored.

Cervical Sprain Syndrome Associated Injuries / Differential Diagnosis

Cervical Sprain Syndrome Complications



Cervical Sprain Syndrome Follow-up Care


Cervical Sprain Syndrome Review References





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