Articles about neck pain


Neck Pain from Lyme Disease

Last updated: 09/26/2020

Lyme disease is commonly associated with tick bites and a big circular rash. However, a tick bite does not hurt and many people do not recall being bit or seeing the rash....

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What to Know About Klippel-Feil Syndrome

Last updated: 09/25/2020

Klippel-Feil syndrome (KFS) is a congenital bone condition in which at least 2 vertebrae in the cervical spine remain fused and immobile. Depending on how many vertebrae remain...

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2 Ways a Rolled Towel Can Reduce Neck Pain

Last updated: 09/23/2020

Poor posture is a common cause of neck pain, and an item as simple as a rolled towel can help provide relief. Here’s how. Find a small bath towel and fold it in half. Roll it...

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Sciatica Exercises for Spinal Stenosis Video

Last updated: 09/22/2020

This video accompanies the article: Exercise for Sciatica from Spinal Stenosis Spinal stenosis can cause sciatica pain when the sciatic nerve root is irritated or pinged by the...

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How Much Neck Mobility Is Lost After Fusion Surgery?

Last updated: 09/19/2020

Neck fusion is one of the surgical options commonly recommended when neck pain symptoms become chronic and severe—such as when radiating arm pain or weakness makes it difficult...

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The Truth About Back Cracking and Grinding

Last updated: 09/19/2020

Back cracking can occur whenever the spine’s facet joints are manipulated out of or into their normal position, such as when twisting the lower back or neck. When the facet...

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All About the C5-C6 Spinal Segment

Last updated: 09/19/2020

The C5-C6 spinal segment, consisting of the C5 and C6 vertebrae along with the C5-C6 disc in between, is located just beneath the middle of the cervical spine, and helps provide...

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Diagnosing Whiplash

Last updated: 09/19/2020

Whiplash is diagnosed by a clinician when the patient reports some type of neck pain in the aftermath of trauma capable of causing an acceleration-deceleration injury – most...

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Anti-Inflammatory Foods to Try for Neck Pain

Last updated: 09/17/2020

Chronic neck pain and chronic inflammation typically coexist. For neck pain that has lasted months despite multiple treatments, it may be worthwhile to explore an...

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3 Reasons You May Have a Stiff Neck

Last updated: 09/17/2020

If your neck hurts when you turn it, you’ll soon realize just how often you need to turn your head throughout the day. See Stiff Neck Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment But a...

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