Author | Jason M. Erickson, MSPT

Articles

Retropharyngeal Abscess

October 01, 2007

Sharp, shooting posterior neck pain prompted a 29-year-old man to seek medical attention. The pain began 4 days earlier and progressed to the point that it occurred with swallowing. He wore a wool scarf to restrict his cervical range of motion. During the history taking, he remained rigid and avoided rotation and flexion or extension of the spine.