Your spine supports your entire body, and when everything is working the way it should, you barely notice it’s there. However, that all changes if neck pain enters the picture. If you’ve suffered from neck pain before, you know how hard it is to function when it flares up. Neck pain treatment is available, but there are some treatment options you may not have considered yet. Cellphone Usage The way you hold your cell phone could be a contributing factor to your neck pain. In fact, there’s even a medical “condition” referred to as text neck. Since cell phone usage requires you to look down all the time, whether it be to texting, sending emails or surfing the web, this causes stress on your neck. Craning your neck or looking down consistently and for prolonged periods of time is torture for your spine. Fortunately, you may be able to help Continue reading →

For most people, their workstation is the place where they spend at least forty hours a week, if not more. With a poorly set up workstation, your body will begin to feel the strain in just a few weeks, and over the course of several years you could cause some serious damage to your neck, spine, wrists and other joints. The good news is that plenty of studies have been done about ergonomic workstation elements, bringing you a full suite of products and recommendations to help overhaul your work space.

Neck aches and pains are a common ailment in our busy world. After a long day at the office, a busy day around the house, or a particularly serious work out a stiff neck is not an unexpected outcome. Luckily neck pain is easily treatable at home. The following neck pain treatment methods can alleviate pain and aid in recovery. Neck Pain Treatment: Five Tips Rest One of the best methods to assist in recovery is to allow yourself time to heal. When first notice neck pains take two or three days off from heavy work or exercise to allow for recovery. Keep your neck well supported and apply occasional light messages to keep the muscles lose. Once your neck muscles have had time to heal slowly start exercising again. A recovery period followed by a gradual reintroduction of exercises speeds up the overall healing process. Using Cold And / Or Continue reading →

Posture problems have been becoming even more prevalent in today’s society with more and more desk jobs, more slouching, and even bad sleeping habits. Bad posture can account for so many different health issues, but the great thing is that many of these bad posture habits can be broken and reversed. Health Concerns Associated with Bad Posture Besides causing spine disorders such as scoliosis, bad posture can even cause other problems which include headaches, jaw pain, shoulder and back pain, reduced lung function, and even gastrointestinal pains. A bad posture can affect your health negatively in numerous ways which is why it’s so important to practice good posture. However if you already have posture problems, we can help you find out what it is and also how to fix it. Correcting Posture Problems There are many types of posture problems that can happen to your body, but the good thing Continue reading →

  The name “whiplash” is no accident, although it’s often caused by one. Imagine the motion of somebody cracking a whip; they raise their arm high then bring it forward in a sharp surge, moving it as fast as they can while keeping their body still. Next, they halt the act as abruptly as they can. The sudden cessation of velocity causes – CRACK!!! – the whip to make its sharp, angry noise. In a whiplash injury, the neck is travelling forwards at dangerously fast speeds, while the body is not. The neck surges, and if the motion is halted abruptly, the neck absorbs that sharp, angry interruption. This is not a sequence of events the body is well adapted to accommodate, so injury often results. Why the “Car” Connection? Whiplash, then, is a soft tissue injury of the neck. The sequence of events described above occurs most commonly during Continue reading →

  The shoulder rub. We almost don’t notice when people in movies and on TV ask for one, or give one, it’s so ubiquitous a feature of portrayals of stress. One character’s up-tight, another steps behind them and kneads the muscles at the base of their neck; blissful expressions all round, and whatever the problem is, it’s lessened. But is there any truth to this, any fire beneath the smoke? We recommend you try a shoulder and neck massage, given by a professional therapist. We think you’ll notice it then!   The “Shoulder Rub” The neck and shoulder area of the human body can accrue a great deal of the physical symptoms of stress and tension, more than any other place in most people. This can lead directly to tension headaches, and stiffness all across the upper-body. Massaging the whole region can loosen taut muscles, immediately reducing tightness and increasing Continue reading →

Myofascial Release (MFR) therapy has been used for over a century now in the effective treatment of difficult and recurring injuries. But first, what is Myofascia? Myofascia is the tough, dense tissue that covers bones and muscles. The outermost covering, also known as fascia, is indeed very strong with a tensile strength of more than 200lbs but still very flexible. If you viewed it under a microscope, you’d see something like a fish net or a spider web. The Myofascia runs the whole length of the body right from beneath the toes to the topmost part of the head and is continuous such that you can’t tell where its starts or ends. You would say that Myofascia connects parts of the body to each other and you would actually be right. It’s therefore easy to see why the Myofascia is so delicate; a damage or defect to one part of Continue reading →

There are various factors that may be responsible for triggering your neck pain, including certain medical conditions, injuries, and activities that put strain on the neck. The intensity of neck pain varies from moderate to severe and it can have a wide range of effects on the personal, social, and professional performance of sufferers. In addition to the adequate medicine and therapies, there are a number of ways that you can help relieve neck pain at home, without going to the doctor: 1. Apply An Ice Pack – Ice acts like a constringent agent to effectively decrease inflammation and associated pain. Ice has an anesthesia-like effect on pain, which will ultimately lead to the reduction or even the elimination of neck pain. You can use a plastic bag filled with crushed ice and covered in a soft pillow case that is thin enough to effectively transmit cold yet thick enough to protect your Continue reading →