Types of Neck Pain
Neck pain is a broader term concerning discomfort anywhere in the neck area, and in some cases extending down to the upper back and shoulder.
Characteristics of neck pain include:
Muscle ache or spasm
Discomfort in the neck, upper back or shoulders
Stiffness in the neck area
A reduced range of motion or ability to turn the head
Pain that radiates down one or both arms (and sometimes the legs)
Dr. Mark D. Wiederhold, M.D., Ph.D.
Fellow of the American College of Physicians
Mark D. Wiederhold is an Internal Medicine Specialist with extensive experience in Critical Care Medicine. He was a member of the medical staff of Scripps Clinic Green Hospital, Pomerado Hospital, and the Naval Hospital at Camp Pendleton. Over the past 38 years, he has been involved in a variety of clinical and research settings. He was the Director of Clinical Research, Department of Internal Medicine at Scripps Clinic, and was a Clinical Assistant Professor in Internal Medicine at University of California San Diego School of Medicine. He is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians, a Certified Physician Executive (CPE), a Diplomate of the American College of Physician Executives, and certified by the Certifying Commission in Medical Management. He is currently the President of the Virtual Reality Medical Center and develops simulated environments that enable the user to achieve success in training, therapy and educational goals. He has developed over 200 virtual environments for the treatment of PTSD and anxiety disorders. VRMC clinics have treated over 1,000 patients with combined virtual reality exposure therapy and physiological monitoring.