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Strained Neck Evaluation
- Neck muscle spasm
- Neck swelling
- Neck tenderness:
Tests are not necessary to make the diagnosis of a neck sprain or strain. Tests may be required to exclude a neck fracture.
Tests that may be used to evaluate a neck sprain or strain include:
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PubMed Strained Neck References
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