Upper Back Pain

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

Preparing For Fall Yard Clean Up

Preparing our yards or cleaning the shed or garage for the winter months presents us with additional activities that seem to bring on back or neck pain. It can be a new injury or a flare-up of an old problem. Nevertheless taking a few minutes to prepare yourself before you begin your task can save... 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

Upper Back Pain

There are many causes of upper back pain, but one problem that often escapes detection is a bursitis problem under the scapula or shoulder blade. Many times this is a source of chronic and episodic flare-up pain that can be disabling from work or sport....... Continue reading

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