Neck Pain

Snow Shoveling Safety

It is inevitable that those of us living far enough north or south of the equator deal with snow accumulation. The reduction of back pain and how we can move snow safely is the purpose of this article... Continue reading

Tech Neck

Neck and upper back pain have become more common with the use of high tech communication equipment. Have you noticed that everywhere you go people are using their smart phones, iPads or other devices to text or read? People are using their devices in coffee shops, restaurants, shopping malls, and even walking down the street. This article discusses activities that a person can do to avoid or help to reduce neck and upper back pain from prolonged use...... Continue reading

What is Thoracic Outlet Syndrome?

The thoracic outlet carries nerves, arteries, and veins. It is actually an opening at the lower front and side of the neck between two muscles. Vessels arise out of the chest cavity from the heart and nerves enter the outlet from the neck. The clavicle or collarbone lies above the nerves and vessels as they go into the upper extremity and body. Injury to the thoracic outlet..... Continue reading

Balance and Aging

As we age, our balance and equilibrium gradually get worse. This can result in seniors prone to losing their balance and falling. Vertigo (dizziness) is the feeling you get when you have the sensation as if you or the room are spinning. It has been reported that in the United States nearly one-third of seniors after the age of 65 have falls linked to balance problems and at age 75 and beyond nearly half of this group will suffer a fall secondary to balance problems. There is no preference…. Continue reading

Neck and Upper Back Pain From Knitting

Knitting has been described as relaxing, helping with stress management and practical all describe this past time. The popularity of knitting has been increasing. Those who are serious about knitting are well aware of the "community" of knitters. Knitting circles and clubs..... Continue reading

Stretching Exercises for the Neck and Upper Back

This article outlines a few basic stretches for the neck and upper back. These stretches are meant to provide you with some daily stretching activity that can provide relief for stiffness and tightness in the muscles and joints. Basic stretching exercises are easy to perform and the results can be helpful in controlling intermittent neck and upper back discomfort from repetitive or stressful activities....... Continue reading

Neck Pain and Cervical Facet Syndrome

There are many causes of neck pain. A common cause is cervical facet syndrome. This occurs when the joints of the neck become inflamed and pain develops. It is not age specific, but can occur when the joints have been injured...... Continue reading

Health Tips for Garden and Yard Work

After being cooped up all winter we're anxious to get outdoors and start our yard clean-up. We can't wait to get into the garden, till the soil and prepare for planting. The sooner we get flowers and plants in the ground the sooner they grow and bloom. With this hurried activity the possibility occurs for injuries to the neck, back and extremities. What can we do to minimize...... Continue reading

Tension Headaches

There are many types of headaches. One of the most common headaches present in society today is the tension headache. It's reported to affect over 70% of the population. The headache has been described as feeling like a........ Continue reading

Neck or Cervical Spine Pain

Neck pain is a common complaint in industrialized countries and constitutes a major medical and socio-economic problem. Pain in the neck is one of the 5 top most commonly reported complaints of the neuromusculoskeletal system (NMS). It accounts for 10-20% of NMS complaints in the American population. Continue reading

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