Articles about neck pain


Medications for Neck Pain Caused by Ankylosing Spondylitis

Last updated: 10/06/2020

The sharp, burning neck pain and stiffness caused by progressive ankylosing spondylitis can feel similar to other conditions, such as a muscle strain or herniated disc. However,...

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Headache in Older Adults: Unique Causes and Treatments

Last updated: 10/06/2020

Headache in older adults often represents a different diagnosis than in younger persons, and often with more serious consequences. Although primary headache is common in older...

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Neck Stretches

Last updated: 10/01/2020

When the head and shoulders drift forward due to poor posture, some muscles in the chest and neck can shorten and become tight over time, which can perpetuate the poor posture...

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3 Things to Know About Neck Motion After ACDF

Last updated: 10/01/2020

If you’re considering an anterior cervical discectomy with fusion (ACDF) surgery for neck pain, it’s common to worry about how much your neck will be able to move after the...

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Medications for Back Pain and Neck Pain

Last updated: 09/29/2020

There are multiple over-the-counter (non-prescription) and prescription medications that can be helpful in relieving pain and addressing related symptoms while an episode of...

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Easy Chin Tucks for Neck Pain

Last updated: 09/29/2020

Chin tucks are typically one of the key exercises recommended for keeping the head aligned above the spine, rather than drifting forward into poor posture. When done regularly...

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Gua Sha for Chronic Neck Pain

Last updated: 09/28/2020

Gua sha is an ancient treatment from Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). It is performed on areas of the body where it is believed that blood circulation has become stagnant and...

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8 Fascinating Pain Facts You Didn't Know

Last updated: 09/27/2020

Acute pain is your body’s way of waving a red flag for immediate attention, often because of an injury. Chronic pain, on the other hand, is pain that lasts for weeks, months, or...

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The Best Alternative Therapies to Treat Back and Neck Pain

Last updated: 09/27/2020

In addition to undergoing standard treatments, many people with back or neck pain seek out alternative treatments—like massage, acupuncture, or yoga—to bring further...

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Cervical Vertebrae

Last updated: 09/26/2020

The cervical spine is comprised of seven vertebrae: C1, C2, C3, C4, C5, C6, and C7. These vertebrae begin at the base of the skull and extend down to the thoracic spine. The...

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