"Rugby neck": cervical degeneration in two front row rugby union players.

@article{OBrien1996RugbyNC,
  title={"Rugby neck": cervical degeneration in two front row rugby union players.},
  author={Cathal P. O'Brien},
  journal={Clinical journal of sport medicine : official journal of the Canadian Academy of Sport Medicine},
  year={1996},
  volume={6 1},
  pages={56-9}
}
PURPOSE To highlight the insidious effect of long term front row play on the cervical spine. CASE SUMMARY Two rugby union front row players presented with neck pain in the middle of the 1991-1992 season. Both had been playing rugby from an early age in the front row. Both had represented their country at school level. They also had both played senior rugby in the Leinster province of Ireland from the age of 19 years. One of the players presented with neck pain with associated radicular… CONTINUE READING