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  • How Soft Tissue Injuries Cause Neck Strain

    How Soft Tissue Injuries Cause Neck Strain

    Neck strains and sprains can range from mild discomfort to severe neck pain that hinders routine activities, like driving or getting dressed. Here’s how these soft tissue injuries can happen, and how to get relief. Soft Tissue Injuries in The Neck - There are numerous soft tissues that attach to the neck, including muscles, tendons, and ligaments. These soft tissues all work in tandem to support your neck and head. At the same time, they also enable movement in your neck. A neck strain or sprain occurs when one or more of these soft tissues is stretched beyond its normal range (or is injured in another way).

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  • Understanding Neck Spasms: How to Find Relief

    Understanding Neck Spasms: How to Find Relief

    What Are Neck Spasms? A spasm is an involuntary tightening of muscle in your body. It often causes intense pain. This pain can last for minutes, hours, or days after the muscle relaxes and the spasm subsides. Spasms can happen in any part of your body where there’s a muscle, including your neck.

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  • Lesser-Known Tips for Easing Neck Pain

    Lesser-Known Tips for Easing Neck Pain

    For many people living with chronic neck pain, common treatments such as medications, ice, or heating pads do not always provide enough relief. Finding the best combination of treatments for your neck pain may take some trial and error. Here are some lesser-known tips for managing neck pain that you might want to consider.

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  • How to Recognize and Manage Neuropathic Pain

    How to Recognize and Manage Neuropathic Pain

    When you feel pain, it is due to certain chemical and electric signals that are exchanged between the site of injury and the brain. These signals are carried through your nerves. Neuropathic pain occurs when there is an injury or damage to a single nerve or group of nerves. Neuropathic pain differs from the more commonly understood nociceptive pain. Neuropathic pain occurs due to inflammation, irritation, or compression of the neural tissue. Nociceptive pain is the body’s response to painful stimuli, such as a pulled back muscle or broken bone, and does not relate to an injury of the nerve itself.

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  • Hamstring Stretches to Relieve Lumbar Herniated Disc Pain

    Hamstring Stretches to Relieve Lumbar Herniated Disc Pain

    Daily stretching can be one of the best ways to alleviate radiating leg pain from a lumbar herniated disc. The following 3 stretches can help loosen your tight hamstring muscles for better lumbar spine support and reduce pressure on the sciatic nerve going down your leg. Just remember to stop if any exercise causes pain to worsen.

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  • Work from Home with Less Pain

    Work from Home with Less Pain

    For the last several months, the home has become a place where many of us work and interact with the world. The use of live video chatting technologies to meet with co-workers or connect with friends and family has become part of the new normal for millions. But the use of all this technology at home can lead to unwanted pain problems or exacerbate existing issues. The human frame was meant to move freely, not looking down and keyboarding while slouching all day long. A number of my patients who have been forced to work remotely have found it challenging to create a comfortable (ergonomic) “workstation” at home and this has led to a whole host of pain problems, including carpal tunnel syndrome, elbow and shoulder pain, headaches, neck stiffness, and back pain.

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  • 5 Ways Motion Causes Low Back Pain

    5 Ways Motion Causes Low Back Pain

    Our spines are remarkable they're made up of incredibly intricate systems of bones, ligaments, tendons, and muscles that work together to enable movement in all directions. While all of this movement is great, the potential downside is that it can contribute to injuries and wear-and-tear damage over time that may lead to back pain and stiffness. Understanding how movement impacts your spine can help you better communicate with your physician and hopefully get an accurate diagnosis for faster treatment and pain relief.

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  • Why You Can't 'Fix' Your Pain?

    Why You Can't 'Fix' Your Pain?

    There are times when an overly optimistic attitude or misguided belief about what’s possible can actually get in the way of healing. One example of this is the notion that there is a cure or fix for everything that hurts. Quite understandably, many patients go to their doctors with the goal of getting fixed. They want to find out what the problem is, get it fixed, make the pain go away, and then move on with their lives.

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  • How Your Pain Can Spread

    How Your Pain Can Spread

    Pain that starts in one place doesn’t necessarily stay there. Over time, pain can spread, shift, expand, or radiate, from one part of the body to another, making treatment even more challenging. One common way that pain spreads to other parts of the body is through over-compensation, where we start to change our movement patterns to compensate for a part of the body that is injured or hurting. One typical example is a backache caused by chronic pain in a knee or foot.

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  • Why Walking Is Good for Your Lower Back

    Why Walking Is Good for Your Lower Back

    Walking is relatively easy to do and one of the most overlooked ways that you can help relieve and prevent future flareups of lower back pain. Two specific and direct benefits of adding a regular walking routine to your lower back treatment program are highlighted below.
    Walking Strengthens the Muscles That Support Your Spine - Your trunk, core, and lumbar (lower back) muscles play a vital role in maintaining the stability and movement of your lower back.

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