STACY R. METTIER, M.D., F.A.C.P.; CHARLES S. CAPP, M.D.
The occurrence of pain and muscular stiffness about the neck and in the shoulder-girdle, and the radiation of pain down the arm or into the precordial region, has been the subject of considerable discussion in recent years. These symptoms may be readily explained when they are induced by a definite etiologic factor such as traumatic injury to the brachial plexus or pressure of cervical rib on this structure, bursitis, or the destruction of cervical vertebrae by bacterial or neoplastic processes. However, there are instances of pain which are not so easily explained and in which the origin is doubtful. In
METTIER SR, CAPP CS. NEUROLOGICAL SYMPTOMS AND CLINICAL FINDINGS IN PATIENTS WITH CERVICAL DEGENERATIVE ARTHRITIS1. Ann Intern Med. ;14:1315–1322. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-14-8-1315
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1941;14(8):1315-1322.
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