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According to studies, women with large breast sizes are more prone to back, shoulder and neck pain than those with smaller breasts. Heavy Breasts Dr. Kenneth Hansraj, the spine doctor and researcher most noted for coining the term “text neck“, performed a study on the effect of breast size on the spine. In his study […]

Having a stiff neck is not comfortable. It can make performing normal daily tasks uncomfortable or painful. However, in most cases, a stiff neck isn’t serious and will resolve itself within a few days. Here are some common causes, symptoms and treatment methods for a stiff neck. Causes of a Stiff Neck There can be […]

After finding out they may require surgery one of the first questions most people ask is “when can I be back on my feet?”.  What is a typical recovery time for back or neck surgery? Recovery times can vary depending on an individual’s condition, health and other factors. But, here are some average recovery times […]

Yes. Scientists say your diet and chronic pain could be related! A typical American diet can make the body susceptible to pain, while some diets can do the opposite. The Link Between Diet and Chronic Pain Taking anti-inflammatories is a common recommendation for those who suffer from back or neck pain. That’s because the reduced […]

What do you need to do to prepare for spine surgery? If your doctor has recommended surgery for your back or neck condition here are some things you should think about before the procedure. Prepare for Spine Surgery 1. Pre-Surgical Checkups Your doctor may ask that you visit your regular doctor for a general checkup […]

Turn on some music and feel the pain subside. What?! Listening to your favorite artist won’t fix what’s ailing you but music therapy has been found to be effective in treating chronic pain! What is Music Therapy? Music therapy is the use of music to help improve individuals’ physical and emotional health. Using music to […]

Have you heard about text neck syndrome? It’s also been called “tech neck” and is sometimes referred to by doctors as forward head posture (FHP). Well, it’s not just caused by texting. It can affect people who spend a lot of time on mobile devices or computers. Here’s what you need to know about text […]

Pinched Nerve in Neck Symptoms

September 5th, 2018 Posted in Neck Pain

A pinched nerve in your neck can be caused by something as simple as making repetitive motions or maintaining one position for too long (ie: while sleeping). It can also be caused by something internal, like a herniated disc. How do you know if you have a pinched nerve in your neck? Let’s take a […]

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