Aching neck

Dealing with an Aching Neck 1 in 10 Americans deals with cervical spine pain, or an aching neck, on a regular basis. If you find yourself among them, you might be looking for answers. In this post, we’ll talk about the causes and common treatments for neck pain.  What Causes Neck Pain? Neck pain can […]

Preventing neck pain while exercising

I recently came upon an extremely helpful blog by Antony Lo, a physical therapist in Australia who writes a lot about the effects of exercise, and how to exercise with proper form to avoid pain and other issues.  As someone who has found exercise extremely beneficial in managing my neck pain, I thought his blog […]

Considerations when choosing a pillow if you have neck pain

What you need to consider when choosing a pillow to prevent or relieve neck pain Neck pain, or cervical spine pain, is very common and according to survey reports, about 10-15% of people are suffering from it around the globe.  If you are a sufferer of neck pain, you know that it can be absolutely […]

Proper ergonomics when using the computer

Proper Ergonomics Can Help Relieve Neck Pain! Sitting properly at your desk or workstation can really go a long way to help prevent and relieve neck pain and also relieve lower back pain.  In fact, poor habits such as slouching, looking down or sideways at your monitor, and reaching too far for your mouse can […]

Spinal infections

Spinal infections:  symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment One of the most difficult to diagnose, and yet dangerous conditions of the back and neck is a spinal infection. These infections can occur for many reasons, present symptoms that may be confused with other phenomena, and in roughly 20% of cases can be fatal. In this post, we […]

Wry neck – types and treatments

Wry neck – types and treatments Wry neck, also known as torticollis or loxia, is a muscular condition which causes the head to tilt to one side, and is generally related to muscle spasms. There are several types of torticollis, and they affect individuals of all ages, although the most commonly discussed form of wry […]

Study shows which neck pain treatments are most effective

A really interesting study by CureTogether of 2,180 people with neck pain revealed which treatments were found to be most effective and which were the most popular.  Surprisingly, the results do not always coincide! Here is a great infographic illustrating the results:   The most effective treatments in this study were found to be myofascial […]

Neck spasms – symptoms and treatment

Neck spasms – symptoms and treatment A neck spasm is a painful, involuntary contraction of the muscles in the neck. Neck spasms can be caused by many things, including poor posture while working or sleeping, injury, stress or overuse of the affected muscles. In this post, we’ll discuss the symptoms of neck spasms and their […]

Shiatsu massage to relieve neck pain – effective or not?

Shiatsu massage to relieve neck pain – effective or not? What exactly is Shiatsu massage? Shiatsu is a deep tissue massage which is helpful in relieving chronic tight or painful muscles, postural problems, and repetitive strains. Shiatsu massage to relieve neck pain is often preferred by people who are shy about exposing their body because […]

Stiff neck treatment – how to relieve your stiff neck

Stiff neck treatment – how to relieve your stiff neck The stiff neck treatments mentioned below may help you relieve a stiff and sore neck. Please bookmark this page for future reference. 1. Place a warm water bottle or heating pad on your stiff neck for 20 minutes every one hour until the stiffness lessens […]