Could A Standing Desk Ease Your Neck Pain?

From Forbes magazine to Facebook, there’s a lot of chatter about the benefits of standing desks for your health, happiness, and office productivity. In 2012, numerous studies started to emerge, with warnings about the threats of prolonged sitting to your overall health. Workplaces are gradually adapting to the findings, although in most modern offices workers […]

Myofascial release – what it is and how it can be used to help with neck pain

Individuals experiencing headaches, breathing difficulties, muscle pain or spasms, Sciatica and chronic back and neck pain may have Myofascia damage which is the term for the “tissue of movement” that spans our entire body and looks like a spider web. This tissue is very strong and helps our bodies to maintain good posture, have free […]

Biofeedback for neck pain – what it is and how to use it

Biofeedback therapy can help prevent or even treat conditions such as high blood pressure, chronic pain, incontinence or migraine headaches by being able to allow people to learn how to harness the power of the mind over involuntary body functions such as blood pressure, heart rate and skin temperature that are normally involuntary functions that […]

Top 5 ways I successfully manage my chronic neck pain

It’s been about ten years now since I have been suffering from chronic neck pain of varying degrees. It has definitely been an up and down journey, and one I wouldn’t wish on anyone. Dealing with chronic pain, even if it is not severe, is mentally and physically very difficult. I’ve been fortunate in that […]

The Feldenkrais Method for Expanded Flexibility and Coordination that may Help Decrease Neck Pain

The Feldenkrais Method is gaining in popularity as more individuals are becoming aware of this movement focused therapeutic program that is formulated on the principles of both physics and biomechanics as well as a greater understanding of human physiology and the wonderful connection that is forged between the body and mind. The method originated with […]

Pilates Can Help Relieve Neck Pain

Many of us have heard the saying, “you are a pain in the neck” but few of us ever wish to actually have a pain in the neck but unfortunately many of us do experience neck pain either acute or chronic. Neck pain can occur as a result of injury or as a symptom of […]

Inflammation and Neck Pain

The role of inflammation in neck pain In cases of simple neck pain, inflammation is often the root of the pain itself. Treating inflammation in these cases can actually make the pain go away for many people, but that doesn’t mean that the inflammation began without cause. Understanding why your neck became inflamed and painful […]

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 […]

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 […]