Your neck muscles can become shredded in a car accident. When you are sitting in your car at a stop light, and someone hits you from behind, even with a small tap, you can be severely injured in your neck’s discs, joints, and even muscles. They use to think that muscles weren’t contracting fast enough […]
Whiplash injuries are injuries to your neck when you’ve had a car accident. Car accidents that cause neck pain are really common, as they happen about 5 million times a year in the United States. Sometimes they are mild, and too many times, they can be disabling. Your doctors have probably been traditionally well-trained in […]
Painful neck episodes. Stiffness. Poor Posture. Nerve Compression. Advanced Stiffness.
Overhead press Shrugs Rows Wall Angels and floor angels. Corner rows. Y’s and T’s on a ball.
Kick ball exercises. Head rest exercises. Deep neck flexors against fingertips.
Check your monitor height. Check your monitor distance. Fix your seat back angle. Check your keyboard position. Adjust your seat pain angle. Get a foot rest. Ask your employer for a standing workstation. While in the standing position, you can provide variety to your stance by using a fencer’s stance. You can actively stretch your legs […]
Neck pain causes “sclerotogenous” referred pain. A pinched nerve in your neck causes radiculopathy. Weak supporting muscles in your neck creates shoulder instability. Thoracic outlet syndrome comes from the neck. Upper back stiffness causes neck and shoulder instability and dysfunction.
The topic of what pillow to use for neck pain or posture comes up a lot in our clinic, and there’s never an easy answer that will apply to all people. The first answer is always, “it depends.” But that’s not very rewarding, so let’s go over some principles. Principle #1: Keep your spine in a […]
Neck pain is a common source of disability that affects your every day life, while simultaneously being non-threatening to your life. It’s a form of suffering that affects you in the moment, but it is not an emergency. But with your quality of life being affected so much, now is also the time to do […]