6 DIY Tips for Immediate Neck Pain Relief

Roughly half of the clients I see all have the same complaint - neck and shoulder pain. We develop neck pain for a myriad of different reasons such as stress, poor posture, poor work place ergonomics, poor pillow support or even because of reasons that aren't so cut and dry. Sometimes, our neck can bother us because of a problem...

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A Modern Spine Ailment: Text Neck

Text neck is the term used to describe the neck pain and damage sustained from looking down at your cell phone, tablet, or other wireless devices too frequently and for too long. And it seems increasingly common. Recently, a patient came into my practice complaining of severe upper back pain. He woke up and was experiencing severe, acute, upper back muscle strain....

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3 Simple Tips for Alleviating Your Chronic Neck Pain

If you live with chronic neck pain, you know how hard it can be to find relief from your symptoms. You may feel like you’ve tried every treatment available, but here are three simple tips you may not have considered: 1. Stay hydrated At birth, the discs between the vertebrae in your cervical spine (neck) are comprised of roughly 80 percent water....

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Spinal Cord Stimulation for Chronic Back and Neck Pain

People whose back or neck pain has not been relieved by back surgery or other treatments may have another option to consider: spinal cord stimulation. Around the world, some 14,000 patients undergo spinal cord stimulator implants each year. Spinal cord stimulation (SCS) delivers mild electrical stimulation to nerves along the spinal column, modifying or blocking nerve activity in a non-medicinal way to...

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Types of Neck Pain and how we treat them

Neck pains are less common than back pains but there are a significantly large number of people who suffer from neck pain across the world. This particular pain can be around the neck alone or can involve the arms and shoulders. Some people indicate presence of a mild headache and stiffness of the neck. Neck pains can be a symptom of an...

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Tips to Reduce Back and Neck Pain at Work

Research shows that people who work on a computer daily are more likely to experience back and neck pain at some point in their lives. Habits like hunching over the computer can put a strain on the spine and cause serious pain. But making a few simple changes at work can reduce pain and prevent future neck and back problems. Let’s look at...

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Sleeping with Neck Pain: What You Need to Know

Are you hurting yourself in your sleep? It sounds crazy but you can cause a lot of damage to your body when you sleep if you are using the wrong kind of pillows or mattress. While neck pain is not as common as lower back pain, millions of people go through it at one point or another in their lives....

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