Atlanto-Occipital and Atlanto-Axial Joint Injections

  title={Atlanto-Occipital and Atlanto-Axial Joint Injections},
  author={Kenneth D. Candido and George C. Chang Chien and Alexander F Bautista},
The atlanto-occipital and atlanto-axial joints are susceptible to arthritis and can be injured during acceleration/deceleration (“whiplash”) injuries. Patients often report neck pain and “stiffness” and demonstrate decreased cervical range of motion in all three planes for flexion, extension, and lateral rotation. Some patients may report posterior or preauricular pain symptoms. Atlanto-occipital and atlanto-axial injections can be valuable as both diagnostic measures during the workup for… CONTINUE READING