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How to Treat Stiff Neck from Physical Work

Last updated: 09/12/2020

How to Treat Stiff Neck from Physical Work How to Treat Stiff Neck from Physical Work Peer Reviewed Movement and exercise tend to be good for the neck, but overdoing it can lead...

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Neck Strengthening Exercises

Last updated: 09/12/2020

When the neck and upper back muscles become weakened, the head sags forward and increased stress is placed on the cervical spine, which can lead to neck pain. Strengthening...

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Sacroiliac Joint Pain and Spinal Injections

Last updated: 09/12/2020

The sacroiliac joint (SI joint) is another potential cause of low back and leg pain. The spine physician uses specific manual maneuvers to test the SI joints. Depending on the...

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Yoga and physical therapy as treatment for chronic lower back pain also improves sleep

Last updated: 09/12/2020

Summary: Following 12 weeks of yoga instruction, people with chronic lower back pain reported a significant improvement in symptoms and better sleep over 52 weeks. Yoga and...

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Can Chronic Pain Be Prevented?

Last updated: 09/12/2020

Can Chronic Pain Be Prevented? By Peter Abaci, MD Board-certified anesthesiologist and pain specialistNovember 26, 2019 Our approach to pain management largely depends on...

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Neck Cracking and Grinding: What Does It Mean?

Last updated: 09/11/2020

Crepitus or crepitation is the noise that may be heard during joint movements, such as a cracking, popping, snapping, or grinding. These sounds and sensations can occur in the...

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Easy Levator Scapulae Stretch for Neck Pain

Last updated: 09/11/2020

When the neck becomes stiff or sore due to a muscle strain, the long levator scapulae muscle that runs down the side of the neck and into the shoulder is commonly one of the...

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4 Easy Stretches for a Stiff Neck

Last updated: 09/11/2020

Even though a stiff neck is typically caused by a relatively minor injury, such as a muscle strain or ligament sprain, the painful flare-ups can be quite sharp or burning. It is...

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Tackling Chronic Pain

Last updated: 09/11/2020

This article originally appeared in the Winter 2015 issue of Spondylitis Plus, the quarterly news magazine of Spondylitis Association of America. Members receive every copy of...

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Exercise for Better Back Health

Last updated: 09/11/2020

There are numerous kinds of lower back disorders, so you might be surprised to learn that exercise is part of almost every long-term treatment plan for lower back pain. See How...

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