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Category Archives: Neck

29 Nov, 2018

How Physical Therapy Can Get Rid of Your Headaches

By: Angie Austin, LPTA Headaches are something we have probably all experienced at some point in our lives. In fact, some people experience daily headaches. A headache is associated with pain anywhere in the head or scalp. Sometimes, pain occurs in the neck. The symptoms of a headache can range from an ache or tension-like

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19 Nov, 2018

How Your Desk, Phone, TV Can Impact the Neck

By: Cierra Washington, ATC Raise your hand if you’ve ever fallen asleep in an awkward position and had the unexpected pleasure of waking up to a “crick in your neck.” I’ve always used the phrase, “crick in my neck” but I never exactly knew what it referred to other than general neck discomfort. When most

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31 Oct, 2018

Four Reasons There Might Be Upper Body Discomfort

Pain in the neck is a common neck problem complaint we hear in physical therapy. As a society, our posture has continued to decline as the use of phones and computers has increased. Poor posture can lead to many neck injuries. The good news is physical therapy can address many of these ‘pain in the

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12 Oct, 2018

Spend several hours on your phone each day?

Neck problems are becoming more common due our sedentary lifestyles. How often do we use computers and phones throughout the day? Now think about your posture whenever you use these devices. Chances are, there’s probably room for improvement there. Posture plays a large role in maintaining neck health and limits your chance of developing problems

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11 Oct, 2018

Reading in bed or sleeping on an old pillow?

By: Angie Austin, LPTA Your neck is a vital yet vulnerable part of your body due to its ability to move in all directions. That’s all while holding the weight of your head, which is an average of 10 pounds. While neck pain or pain in the cervical spine is not as common as say

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28 Aug, 2018

Ever experienced Recurring Headaches or Migraines?

By Mike Bills, MS PT Many of us have probably experienced a headache at one point or another and some of us may have even experienced migraines. What exactly is a headache? In its simplest form, a headache is pressure from something on your brain. A headache can be broken down into two main causes:

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13 Aug, 2018

Spend several hours at a computer each day?

Neck problems are becoming more common due our sedentary lifestyles. How often do we use computers and phones throughout the day? Now think about your posture whenever you use these devices. Chances are, there’s probably room for improvement there. Posture plays a large role in maintaining neck health and limits your chance of developing problems

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19 Jul, 2018

How disc problems cause upper body discomfort

Neck pain is a common complaint in the orthopedic rehab world, and we’ve certainly treated our share of patients who suffer from various conditions related to neck pain at LSTC. With the high prevalence of desk jobs, the influx of cell phone use, computer use and video gaming, as well as time spent relaxing in

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7 Jun, 2018

Muscle Tightness Making Morning Commutes Even Harder?

By: Kate Zanoni, LPTA What causes stiffness in the neck and how can we prevent this common condition? One of the biggest contributors to neck pain and stiffness is our poor posture. A lot of us sit at a desk for work or school for several hours throughout the day. We’re often not aware of

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1 Jun, 2018

Nod if a ‘crick’ or knot is interrupting sleep

Neck problems are becoming more common due our sedentary lifestyles. How often do we use computers and phones throughout the day? Now think about your posture whenever you use these devices. Chances are, there’s probably room for improvement there. Posture plays a large role in maintaining neck health and limits your chance of developing problems

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