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Neck Pain Self-Help Techniques

It is very important that those of us with neck pain learn what we can do to help ourselves as the benefits from treatment are always much more satisfying for both the healthcare provider and patient. Self-care promotes independence and a feeling of accomplishment. You are the most important part of this "team" effort to [..]

What Is Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS)?

So what IS carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS)? According to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (National Institutes of Health), CTS occurs as a result of the median nerve, which is located in the middle of the forearm and hand on the palm side, getting pinched or squeezed at the wrist. This results in [..]

What Causes Low Back Pain?

Obviously, there are MANY causes of low back pain (LBP) but some may be surprising: Trauma: Let’s start with the easy one – falling down, over lifting, twisting, pushing, pulling, bending over, sporting activities, work activities, sex, sneezing, raking, shoveling, etc. We’ve all sprained an ankle or a finger and based on statistics, most of [..]

Musicians and Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

There are many jobs that place people at risk for carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS), but we bet you wouldn’t have thought of musicians. First and most important, we don’t want to scare anyone from playing a musical instrument as many of us find music to be a very important release mechanism or an escape from [..]

Fibromyalgia: Vitamin Recommendations

Fibromyalgia (FM) can be characterized by pain that is widespread but not limited to a single anatomical area. This article will concentrate on a few specific vitamin recommendations with the understanding that a "good" diet such as one low in glutens (wheat, oats, barley, rye), rich in fruits, vegetables, and lean meats, with an emphasis [..]

Interesting Facts About Whiplash

We all know automobile accidents or motor vehicle collisions (MVCs) are the most common cause of whiplash; however, whiplash can also occur from a slip and fall and virtually any injury where your head is whipped backwards. Here are some important facts about whiplash you may not be aware of... For example, did you know [..]

What Causes Whiplash?

The most common causes of "whiplash" are injuries that arise from automobile accidents or motor vehicle collisions (MVCs). So, let’s chat about why and how this happens in a "typical" MVC. You are stopped at a red light, patiently waiting for the light to turn green and suddenly, you hear the screech of tires followed [..]

Running and Low Back Pain

Have you ever noticed every time you go running, you have lower back pain either during or after the run? If so, you may be wondering if you should quit running, find an alternative sport, or simply stop all activity and adopt a sedentary lifestyle. If you love the benefits of running and want to [..]

Fibromyalgia: The Dirty Dozen

Fibromyalgia (FM) is a common chronic condition that affects millions of people around the world. The overview of the symptoms is widespread pain in the muscles accompanied by pain, fatigue, and "…just feeling wiped out!" Sleep deprivation is a common problem and some experts feel sleep loss for any reason—stress, past injury, current illness, etc.—can [..]

Neck Pain and Sleep

We're hoping this article will not PUT you to sleep but rather WAKE YOU UP to the important information presented here about how to sleep in the presence of neck pain. If you’ve ever had neck pain, then you already know how challenging it is to find a comfortable position in bed and how difficult [..]