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  • Neck Pain Symptoms That Require Immediate Medical Attention

    Neck Pain Symptoms That Require Immediate Medical Attention

    Neck pain is not typically a cause for panic, as you can treat many symptoms with simple measures such as rest, stretching, ice/heat therapy, over-the-counter medications, and ergonomics. However, there are some instances of neck pain when you should seek medical attention immediately. Here are two:
    Stiff Neck with A Severe Headache or Fever - If your neck is stiff, and you also have a fever and/or an especially painful headache, you could have meningitis.
    Neck Pain with Persistent Arm/Hand Numbness or Weakness - Do you have neck pain that radiates to your shoulder, arm, or finger with a pins-and-needles, weakening or numbing sensation? These symptoms may suggest cervical radiculopathy.

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  • Your Anger Could Be Making Pain Worse

    Your Anger Could Be Making Pain Worse

    When you’re living with ongoing pain, there can be a lot of very good reasons for being upset, frustrated, and downright pissed off. Your pain may be the result of events that were outside of your control, or maybe even somebody else’s fault like slipping on a wet floor or getting rear-ended while stopped at a red light. And it’s easy to get frustrated with doctors, chiropractors, or physical therapists when their treatments or recommendations don’t help. If your pain prevents you from performing meaningful tasks like going to work, doing chores, or exercising,

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  • Can Cracking My Neck Cause Arthritis?

    Can Cracking My Neck Cause Arthritis?

    When you purposely bend or twist your neck, either out of nervous habit or for tension relief, you likely notice a cracking, popping, or snapping sound. You may be wondering, can cracking my neck cause arthritis?
    You’re Probably Safe - In most cases, neck cracking is completely harmless. The sound you hear is most likely due to tiny gas bubbles that form and pop in the fluid between your synovial joints. This process, as far as we know, causes no damage to your neck.

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  • Study Finds Virtual Reality Can Help Reduce Severe Pain

    Study Finds Virtual Reality Can Help Reduce Severe Pain

    Researchers gave patients VR devices to see if it could help make them more comfortable. Virtual reality (VR) is quickly transforming the healthcare industry, changing the way patients and doctors receive and give care. Some pregnant women are experimenting with VR headsets to ease the pains of childbirth. And in 2017, burn victims started using VR gaming to lessen the excruciating pain of having their bandages changed. Now new research from Cedars-Sinai Medical Center supports the growing belief that therapeutic VR can safely and effectively reduce severe pain in hospitalized patients.

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  • Less Sleep Means More Pain

    Less Sleep Means More Pain

    Difficulty sleeping is a common source of frustration that I often hear from patients. While pain often causes insomnia, studies suggest that the reverse may be true as well as not enough sleep can lead to more pain. In fact, some researchers now believe that a good night’s rest can serve as a powerful pain reliever.

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  • 5 Tips to Prevent Tech Neck Pain

    5 Tips to Prevent Tech Neck Pain

    Looking down at your phone, tablet, or laptop can cause ongoing neck pain. When you hold this tilted, head-forward posture for long periods of time, you may develop a repetitive stress injury or muscle strain. This ailment is commonly referred to as a tech neck (sometimes called text neck) and can be avoided by changing a few habits. Here are 5 simple steps you can take to prevent the pain:

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  • 3 Standing or Seated Herniated Disc Exercises

    3 Standing or Seated Herniated Disc Exercises

    Exercises that help ease lumbar herniated disc pain can be difficult to find especially if you’re looking for ones you don’t have to perform lying on the floor. If you find it more comfortable to stand up or sit in a chair while you exercise, here are 3 beginner-level exercises you can try. Check with your doctor for his or her recommendations first.
    Waiter’s Bow - The waiter’s bow is a standing exercise that strengthens the muscles in your buttocks, which makes things easier on your lower back. For support, you can do this exercise with your hands placed on a tall bed or stool in front of you.

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  • When Your Pain Is Disabling

    When Your Pain Is Disabling

    Pain can entirely change our lives. Ongoing pain problems can lead to disabilities like not being able to work, drive, or even maintain a home. Pain in a dominant hand or arm can make it difficult to button a shirt, comb hair, or carry groceries. Low back pain can make it hard to sit, stand, bend, tie shoelaces, or just about anything else you can imagine. Intense, recurring headaches, like migraines, can make it difficult to concentrate, listen, read, eat, or even turn the lights on. This kind of pain – ongoing and significantly interfering with important life activities – is called high-impact chronic pain.

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  • How to Protect Your Spine When You Have Osteoporosis

    How to Protect Your Spine When You Have Osteoporosis

    In some cases of osteoporosis, one or more vertebral bones can become so weak that they cannot fully support their load and develop tiny cracks. This type of fracture, called a vertebral compression fracture, can be painful and sometimes leads to worsening symptoms, such as tingling, numbness, weakness, or spinal deformity (kyphosis). Fortunately, you can take steps to lower your risk for vertebral compression fractures, as well as seek treatment if one occurs.

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  • Using CBD Oil for Pain Management: Does It Work?

    Using CBD Oil for Pain Management: Does It Work?

    Overview - Cannabidiol (CBD) is a type of cannabinoid, a chemical found naturally in cannabis (marijuana and hemp) plants. CBD doesn’t cause the “high” feeling often associated with cannabis. That feeling is caused by tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), a different type of cannabinoid. Some people with chronic pain use topical CBD products, in particular CBD oil, to manage their symptoms.

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