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Category Archives: Neck Pain

How Staying Active May Help with Neck Pain Management

Exercise helps the neck in three different ways. A recent article in Spine-Health suggests that exercise can help with pain management. The first step though is to review your pain doctor whether you should participate in an exercise program. Some … Continue reading

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What Is Cervical Osteoarthritis?

Cervical osteoarthritis is also called cervical spondylosis. It is a painful medical condition that affects the discs, joints, and bones of the neck. It usually occurs with the wear-and-tear  of old age. As we age, the spinal discs lose fluid … Continue reading

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The Causes of Neck Pain

What are the Causes of Neck Pain? Acute neck pain Most acute neck pain lasts for a few weeks to a couple of months. Acute pain generally resolves/ends during that time frame. Heat, ice, stretching exercises, and mild pain medications … Continue reading

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Causes and Symptoms of Degenerative Disc Disease

Causes As you age, the discs break down (degenerate). The break down occurs through a loss of fluid in the discs which narrows the space between the vertebrae and makes them less flexible. There can also be cracks/tears in the … Continue reading

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What is Whiplash

What Is Whiplash? Whiplash is a common result of a car accident – especially a rear-end collision. It can also be caused by falls sports injuries and high-impact activities. The injury occurs when the head and neck are forced  backwards … Continue reading

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What is Cervical Radiculopathy

Cervical radiculopathy occurs when a nerve root (near the vertebrae in the neck) is compressed. Cervical is a medical word for neck. Harm to these cervical roots can cause pain in the neck and in the upper parts of the body. Continue reading

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Chronic Pain. You are not alone.

The numbers and percentages of people who experience chronic pain in the United States are staggering. There are a variety of statistics and data that confirm that large numbers of people suffer from chronic pain. Continue reading

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Tips for Neck Pain

On tip to keep in mine for neck pain is to sleep on your back. Sleeping on your back generally stabilizes the spine the most. Placing small pillows under the arms may help. A wedge pillow may help if you sleep on an incline. Continue reading

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Managing Neck Pain

Use good posture. Sit straight – don’t slouch. Your back should be able to feel the back of the chair. Continue reading

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