Acute Dystonia

Acute dystonia is a movement disorder in which there is a state of abnormal tone produced by slow and sustained contractions of opposing muscle groups.
Uncommon nerve entrapment syndromes are a group of conditions in which peripheral nerves are damaged through compression or repeated trauma.
Cervical spine injuries are rare but potentially devastating. Immobilisation of the cervical spine on the slightest suspicion of injury is recommended by most resuscitation courses.
Referred pain into the upper extremities often accompanies neck pain. Referred pain can be the initial symptom of a compressed nerve root by a ruptured disc or stenosis at the foramina from osteophytes.
In UK ED practice a large group of patients present with musculo-skeletal disorders
Back pain is common: it is estimated that 60-80% of the population have back pain at some time during their life.